Testing The Trinity: Tradition Or Taught By Jesus?
Testing the Trinity: Tradition or Taught by Jesus? is an advanced course that seeks to provide a rigorous theological analysis of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. In this course, we discuss the Qur’an’s position on the Trinity and demonstrate that not only does the Qur’an not misrepresent the Trinity, but it shows familiarity with Christian creeds and critiques them with precision. The Trinity is defined from Christian sources and its historical context is given with the benefit of students in mind.
Can God be dependent? This is an issue we explore given Nicaea’s proclamation of the eternal generation of the Son. Is the Trinity difficult for you to understand? You’re not alone. The logical problem of the Trinity is well-known and has been discussed by Christian scholars from the 4th century until the present day. We detail the problem acknowledged by Gregory of Nyssa down to William Lane Craig today. What is it and what are the common responses to it? If God is perfectly loving, then the Trinity is true. This is a common apologetic aimed at undermining the Muslim conception of God. This course explains the argument and provides objections to it.
The knowledge gained in this course will be summarized and shown how to apply it practically in dawah to Christians. You will gain a greater appreciation of Tawheed and have an alternative approach to critiquing the core doctrines of the Christian faith that is not dependent upon getting into an argument over the interpretation of Biblical passages. This course is designed for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Trinity to expand one’s approach of dawah to Christians.
Jake Brancatella aka The Muslim Metaphysician is a revert to Islam from Catholicism. Jake holds a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and is trained in Analytic philosophy. He also has studied various Islamic sciences such as fiqh, usul al fiqh, and aqeedah with traditional ulema. Jake is also a public speaker and debator that typically debates Christian scholars on the highest level.