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Topics in the Christian Literature and Thought of Late Antiquity: The Trinity

An examination of one of Augustine's most important works. De Trinitate established the terms withini which subsequent Western Christian thinking about the doctrine of god was to take place. Particular attention will be given to augustine's understanding of the relation between philosophy, biblical hermeneutics, and theology in the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, and to his understanding of the soteriological implications of the doctrine.

RELIGST 762

Topics in the Christian Literature and Thought of Late Antiquity: The Trinity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

An examination of one of Augustine's most important works. De Trinitate established the terms withini which subsequent Western Christian thinking about the doctrine of god was to take place. Particular attention will be given to augustine's understanding of the relation between philosophy, biblical hermeneutics, and theology in the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, and to his understanding of the soteriological implications of the doctrine.


Peter Widdicombe

Associate Professor (Dr. Widdicombe will be retiring effective June 2019)