TH516 CHRISTOLOGY/TRINITY (MAM/MTS Core) - Saint John's Seminary
Celebrating 140 Years of Mission!  


Dr. Angela Franks Profile

Alternating Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm Dates: Jan.21, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 11, Mar. 25. Apr. 15, Apr. 29, May 13



This course will lead students to a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Triune God and of Jesus Christ, through a reflection upon Scripture, Tradition, and the contributions of key theologians. Additional topics in soteriology will be explored. Theologians covered will include St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, Luther, and Pope St. John Paul II. Using the theo-drama of Hans Urs von Balthasar, students will learn to enunciate the relation of mission and evangelization to Christology.

All classes will meet in person at Saint John’s Seminary.



Bible (The Ignatius Bible, 2nd ed., recommended)

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae, translated in Summa of the Summa, ed. Peter Kreeft (Ignatius, 1990)

Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theo-Drama III: Dramatis Personae: Persons in Christ (TD 3)

  • ISBN-10: 089870295X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898702958

Stephen Bullivant, The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic.

  • ISBN-10: 0809149338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809149339

Edward T. Oakes, SJ, Infinity Dwindled to Infancy (IDI)

  • ISBN-10: 0802865550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802865557

Timothy A. Robinson, Aristotle in Outline.

  • ISBN-10: 087220314X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872203143

Edward P. Sri, God with Us

  • ISBN-10: 1645850005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1645850007

Optional: Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers, 9th ed.

  • ISBN-10: 022643057X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226430577