Details for Trinity and Creation

This unit is designed to enable students to understand and explain the doctrine of the Trinity, and to appreciate its significance for theology, faith and mission

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE502
  • 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


  1. Appraise the historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity, and analyse the explanatory power of traditional analogies.
  2. Evaluate contemporary interpretations and applications of Trinitarian theology.
  3. Discuss the significance of Trinitarian theology for spirituality and worship, religious pluralism, and the theology of creation.
  4. Describe the relationship between the doctrine of the triune God and the problem of suffering.

Subject Content

  1. Theological method and sources, and the nature of doctrine grounding Trinitarian theology
  2. Trinity in the Scriptures
  3. Developing Trinitarian Doctrine – up to the Cappadocians
  4. The Psychological Analogy (Augustine, Aquinas, and contemporary relevance)
  5. Moltmann and the Social Analogy
  6. Applying and critiquing the social analogy – Miroslav Volf and Leonardo Boff
  7. Trinitarian theology and the Religions
  8. Feminist proposals
  9. The Trinity and the Mystics
  10. Trinity, Spirituality, and Worship
  11. Trinity and creation ex-nihilo
  12. 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

  • Forums (20%)
  • Essay (50%)
  • Creative Presentation (30%)