Trinity, Society and Dialogue


Explore the doctrine of the trinity, the surprising contemporary re emergence of Trinitarian thought, and its fruitfulness in political theology, Christian theologies of sexuality, and inter-faith dialogue.


This unit offers students the chance to consider the origins of the doctrine of Trinity, the distinctive Christian way of speaking of God. Although ridiculed by critics from ancient times until now, this doctrine is central to Christian faith. This unit will allow you to delve into the history of this key element of Christian faith, wrestle creatively with its mystery, and explore its contemporary relevance to such ‘big issues’ as other faiths, sexuality, and politics.


Taught in conjunction with a parallel unit at Trinity College Theological School, this unit is delivered both online and face-to-face, with half of the lectures at Trinity and half at Pilgrim.


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Course code CT3000P/9000P
Instructor M Lindsay and G Thompson
Mode of Delivery
Internal – Face to face and
External – Online Synchronous
Semester 2 Tuesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm