Theology; Trinity and the Faith.
Theology; Trinity and the Faith
You must read: Catechism of the Catholic Church, para. 232-261 The Church teaches that “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the “hierarchy of the truths of faith”.56 The whole history of salvation is identical with the history of the way and the means by which the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, reveals himself to men “and reconciles and unites with himself those who turn away from sin”.57 (Catechism 234) In essay format, answer the following questions carefully using the above text and assigned readings, making sure not to miss anything and go in depth: What does this mean? What is the Trinity? What does it tell one about God? Why is it “the central mystery of the Christian faith and life? What does it mean to say that the history of salvation is identical with the history of the Trinity? How is this of God unique and how does it shape the nature of Christian life? (Use the text to support what you say.) Next, watch the video on the Trinity and how does what Barron says help to understand this mystery and its importance for the faith? (50 points)