Details for Trinity and Creation

Do you think that the doctrine of the Trinity is just too hard to understand, even though you know that this doctrine is foundational to Christian faith?  This unit provides students with an opportunity to reflect deeply on the doctrine of the Trinity – both its historical development and its relevance for the contemporary church.  It also explores God’s providential work in the creation and addresses controversial issues such as the creation / evolution debate.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE203
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Jacqueline Service


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Trinity and Creation

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This unit builds on Christian Worldview, and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the biblical basis and the historical and modern formulations of the Christian God and his creation.


  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of the historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity;
  2. Appraise contemporary interpretations and applications of the doctrine;
  3. Identify the significance of the doctrine of the Trinity for the theology of creation;
  4. Examine the issue of suffering, evil and Providence arising from the doctrine of creation;
  5. Analyse the relationship between theology and science and the origin of the cosmos and evolution of species.  Insights.

Subject Content

  1. Theological method and sources
  2. Trinity in the scriptures
  3. Developing Trinitarian Doctrine - up to the Capadocians 
  4. Augustine, Aquinas and contemporary relevance
  5. Moltmann and the social analogy
  6. Applying and critiquing the social analogy – Miroslav Volf and Leonardo Boff
  7. Feminist proposals
  8. Trinity, spirituality and worship
  9. Trinitarian theology and the religions
  10. Trinity and creation ex-nihilo
  11. Creation and evolution

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay (40%)
  • Forum Postings (20%)
  • Group Project (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided