Trinitarianism #7 – Doctrine of the Trinity: Historical Development

How can God be one yet thee? Did the early church believe in the doctrine of the Trinity? Was Christ created? The formal doctrine of the Trinity is a hallmark of orthodox Christianity. Like the Christian doctrine of salvation by grace through faith, this doctrine is totally unique to Christianity. Upon completion of the session the student will have struggled with the early Christians as the attempted to articulate what it means that the Father is God, Christ is God, the Holy Spirit is God, yet they all are not the same. The student will come to appreciate great Christians of the past and the ecumenical councils that attempted to defend this doctrine to skeptics. The student will become familiar with the common Trinitarian heresies of the past, understanding how they still affect peoples view of God in the present.

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Class Discussion for Week 7

Session Reading
– Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, pp. 226-261 (Chapter 14)

For Further Study:

Does the Trinity even make sense?

The God head-Trinity Described by Ravi Zacharias

Faith Under Fire: Mystery of the Trinity – William Lane Craig vs. Rabbi Tovia Singer

For the Doctrine of the Trinity
RCSproulTrinity

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Sr. Research Manager by day, Bible and Theology teacher by night. Father of two great kids and humble husband to a godly wife.
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