Monotheism and Trinity

lreli1362  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Monotheism and Trinity
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Bourgine Benoît;
Main themes
To achieve its objectives, the course consists of:
-   presenting a historical and doctrinal synthesis of the question of the one God and Triune;
-   introducing to the current problems, situating them in the contemporary context;
-   initiating the practice of dogmatic theology.
This part of the course includes an introduction to the elaboration of a problem and a practical introduction to the bibliographic instruments; it leads the student to write a work which gives him/her the opportunity to put into practice the elements of this initiation and to develop an active relation with the material.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 -   describe the stages of the development of the Trinitarian dogma ;
2 -   name the theological problems connected with the confession of the one God and Triune ;
3 -   indicate the terms in which the question of God is posed to the contemporary mentality ;
4 -   deal with a particular issue with the help of appropriate bibliographic instruments.
The course studies the Christian confession to the One and Triune God from the perspective of biblical theology, historical theology and systematic theology.
How did faith in the Triune God develop? What are its biblical sources and normative expressions in the dogmatic tradition? What theological actuality to express the Mystery of Mysteries?
Teaching methods
Lecture. Work is carried out on the sources made available in the syllabus, as well as through regular reading of documentary resources made available throughout the course.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination lasting 15 minutes with 15 minutes of preparation.
Two questions taken from a limited list of exam questions previously provided to students.
Other information
without object
Online resources
Portfolio of readings available on page :
  • Syllabus disponible sous forme de « Cours en dépôt » à imprimer à la DUC.
Voir Syllabus.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus disponible sous forme de « Cours en dépôt » à imprimer à la DUC.
  • Dieu monothéisme et Trinité
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Christian Theology

Master [120] in Sciences of Religions

Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en théologie (fondements)