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Prolegomena and the Triune God

Code: CT8003L
Points: 24
Face to face (live-streamed)

This unit first examines topics traditionally covered by prolegomena. It begins by reflecting on the nature of theology and its relation to receptive spirituality as well as examining the distinctive characteristics of a Lutheran approach to doing theology. The unit introduces the nature and function of Scripture, and its relation to reason, tradition, and experience as well as an introduction to Lutheran hermeneutics.

The second part of the unit examines the biblical and theological teaching of the triune God as expressed in terms of the immanent and the economic Trinity. The unit will also explore the modern discussion on the Trinity, including: the Fatherhood of God; the name of God in Feminist Theology; the question of the eternal subordination of the Son; and the filioque. The unit is designed to give the student the necessary basis for further study in systematic theology.

Discipline: Systematic Theology

Study level: Postgraduate Foundational

Prerequisites

  • None

Availability

Further information

  • Refer to the current Student handbook supplement: unit guide for required texts and scheduled lectures and tutorials.
  • Distance students are encouraged to participate in live-streamed lectures and tutorials.

Staff
Pastor Richard Haar