PG 491 Readings in Contemporary Trinitarian Theologies

Module Level



Class presentation and participation. The presentation is written up in essay form by the end of the semester (c. 5000 words). Class presentation and participation: 30%; Essay: 70%

Module Aims

This module will explore some recent contributions to Trinitarian Theology in the English-speaking world. Included are not only European and North American contributions (e.g. Rahner, Ratzinger and LaCugna) but also Trinitarian perspectives from other continents and contexts, e.g. Asian (e.g. Panikkar and Lee), African (e.g. Nyamiti and Ogbonnaya) and Latin American (e.g. Segundo and Gutierrez). Participants will be expected to study a specific theologian(s) or Trinitarian theme of their choice and present their work to their peers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have acquired an understanding of the renewal of trinitarian theology in the twentieth-century
  • Can present and explain the trinitarian theology of a specific twentieth-century theologian
  • Demonstrate and articulate differing perspectives in contemporary trinitarian theology


  • Declan Marmion & Rik van Nieuwenhove, An Introduction to the Trinity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen, The Trinity: Global Perspectives. Presbyterian Publishing Corp, 2007.
  • Catherine Mowry LaCugna, God for Us. The Trinity and Christian Life. San Francisco: Harper, 1991.
  • Peter C. Phan, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.


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