Though sometimes seen as a complex philosophical concept of God, the heart of understanding the Trinity lies in God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ. This course will examine how we come to understand God as Trinitarian and what significance this holds for our contemporary faith. To gain a proper understanding of the Trinity, three stages will be followed: (1) Biblical foundations; (2) Development in the patristic period and medieval theology; and (3) Contemporary retrieval of the doctrine.
Though originally schooled in Computer and Information Science, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, Joe Tedesco turned to theological studies soon after, completing bachelor and masters level degrees in theology from UNDA and Murdoch University. These studies focused on various areas of theology including theological anthropology and biblical theology. While studying, Joe was involved in various ministry programs that allowed him to exercise his passion in faith formation aimed primarily at youth and young adults – presenting various talks and seminars at conferences and in parish settings. More recently, Joe has been involved in teaching introductory level theology at the University of Notre Dame to students of various ages and backgrounds, something he has now been involved in for 10 years. Currently he is also working on a thesis focusing on ‘Wisdom Literature’ and its relationship to moral theology. Along with his wife of 16 years and two young children, his life remains very vibrant and full.