Testing The Trinity: Tradition Or Taught By Jesus?

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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 Bancarella

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.

1
Introduction
4 Minutes
2
The Qur’an and the Trinity
24 Minutes
3
The Trinity and Neoplatonic Influence
29 Minutes
4
The Council of Nicaea
22 Minutes
5
Dissent After Nicaea
32 Minutes
6
Quiz 1
11 questions
7
The Divine Processions
11 Minutes
8
Identity and Leibniz’s Law
14 Minutes
9
The Filioque Controversy
20 Minutes
10
What Does Begotten Mean?
24 Minutes
11
Aseity and Divine Processions
15 Minutes
12
Modern Protestant Dissent
19 Minutes
13
Worries for Procession Deniers
25 Minutes
14
Quiz 2
16 questions
15
The Logical Problem of the Trinity
25 Minutes
16
What Does “Is” Have to Do With It?
28 Minutes
17
Relative Identity Trinitarianism
21 Minutes
18
William Lane Craig’s Trinity
24 Minutes
19
Social Trinitarianism
12 Minutes
20
One-self Trinity Theories
27 Minutes
21
Quiz 3
12 questions
22
Trinity Only One God?
28 Minutes
23
Unity of Action/Will
21 Minutes
24
Critique of Unity of Action
29 Minutes
25
Qur’anic Will Argument
20 Minutes
26
Divine Simplicity
19 Minutes
27
Problems for Divine Simplicity
21 Minutes
28
Does God Really Love Us?
36 Minutes
29
Quiz 4
14 questions
30
Is the Trinity a Mystery?
19 Minutes
31
Ibn Taymiyyah: Do You Truly Know God?
31 Minutes
32
Trinity and General Revelation
16 Minutes
33
God is Independent
20 Minutes
34
Is the Trinity Necessary?
30 Minutes
35
Practical Application of the Course
32 Minutes
36
Quiz 5 (Final)
10 questions