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Mobile Ed: TH211 A Reformed Doctrine of God: Trinitarian Foundation (7 hour course)

Format: Digital
, 2017–2019


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A Reformed Doctrine of God: Trinitarian Foundation (TH211) provides a comprehensive overview of the most vital piece of systematic theology in the Reformed tradition: the doctrine of God. With a specific focus on the Trinity, Dr. K. Scott Oliphint presents both biblical and extrabiblical evidence, considering the testimony of Scripture as well as other methods of revelation which God uses even today. In the final section, the course covers the shaping of Trinitarian doctrine and language throughout church history, illuminating the backstories to various controversies.


Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the place and purpose of the doctrine of God and the doctrine of the Trinity in systematic theology
  • Identify methods of God’s natural revelation, special revelation, and progressive revelation
  • Describe various implications of the knowledge and image of God in humankind
  • Compare and contrast scriptural evidence for the Trinity in the Old and New Testaments
  • Discuss the scriptural evidence for the deity of Jesus Christ, including the evidence that links Jesus in the New Testament to Yahweh in the Old Testament
  • Discuss the revelation of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments
  • Explain the value of using conventional terminology when discussing the doctrine of the Trinity
  • Describe the purpose and content of the councils and creeds that developed Trinitarian theology
  • Identify and describe the main heresies regarding the doctrine of the Trinity


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introducing the Reformed Doctrine of God

  • The Priority and Centrality of the Doctrine of God
  • Views on the Knowledge of God
  • Responding to the Incomprehensible
  • Understanding the Limitations of Humanity
  • Knowledge of God: Central to Christ’s Ministry
  • Covenantal Context
  • The Growth of Knowing God
  • Considerations and Approach
  • The Humility That Leads to God

Unit 2: Knowing God through His Revelation

  • The Voluntary Descent of God
  • Natural Revelation: The Communication of God
  • Humanity as a Venue for God’s Natural Revelation
  • Realities of the Image of God in Humanity
  • Dissecting Knowledge
  • The Content of Knowledge
  • Special Revelation
  • Shifts in Revelation
  • Prefaces to God’s Revelation in Christ
  • Jesus as Revelation of God
  • Progressive Revelation
  • The Light of God’s Revelation

Unit 3: Name above All Names

  • The Progressive Revelation of the Name of God: Part 1
  • The Progressive Revelation of the Name of God: Part 2
  • The Developing Name of God
  • The Name of Yahweh: Setting the Stage
  • Revelation of the Covenant God
  • Revelation from the Burning Bush
  • Word and Deed in God’s Revelation
  • The Revelation of the Son

Unit 4: The Doctrine of the Trinity

  • The Priority of the Trinity in the Doctrine of God
  • Scriptural Evidence in the Old and New Testaments
  • Logos, Jesus, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • The Deity of Jesus Christ in the Gospels
  • The Deity of Christ in the Pauline Epistles
  • Jesus as Yahweh
  • The Revealing of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  • The Presence of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament

Unit 5: History, Terminology, and Heresy

  • The Historical Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity
  • The Creedal Development of Trinitarian Theology
  • The Language of Orthodoxy
  • Dissecting the Trinitarian Formula
  • Ecumenical Councils and Creeds
  • Trinitarian Heresies
  • The Filioque Dispute
  • Divine Simplicity: Arguing Aquinas
  • Calvin and Controversy: Part 1
  • Calvin and Controversy: Part 2
  • The View of Turretin
  • The View of Van Til


  • Concluding the Course
  • Title: TH211 A Reformed Doctrine of God: Trinitarian Foundation
  • Instructor: K. Scott Oliphint
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 7

Dr. K. Scott Oliphint, PhD, is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and the author of numerous articles and books, including Is There a Reformed Objection to Natural Theology?: A Review Article, Using Reason by Faith, Bavinck’s Realism, the Logos Principle and Sola Scriptura, Something Much Too Plain to Say, Epistemology and Christian Belief, and Plantinga on Warrant. His books include The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Reasons for Faith, God with Us, and his most recent book, Covenantal Apologetics. He’s also the coeditor of the two-volume Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader and Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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