MRI Public Forum | The Coining of the Trinitarian Doctrine and Its Chinese Translation



The Macau Ricci Institute is hosting the MRI Public Forum: “The Coining of the Trinitarian Doctrine and Its Chinese Translation” on June 14, from 18:30 – 20:00, in the USJ Seminary Campus.


This lecture will explore the theological essence of the Trinity by examining the historical development of the initial Trinitarian formula “one ousia and three hypostaseis” in the Greek philosophical context. Then the lecture will discuss how we should properly read the Chinese translation “一體三位” in oder to render the essence of the Trinity for catechetical purpose.


Prof. Dr. Sonja XIA 夏徽, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies, University of Saint Joseph Macao

Hui (Sonja) Xia has obtained her Ph.D. in theology from K.U.Leuven, Belgium. Her research is on the formation of doctrines in the early Church. She works currently at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy, University of Saint Joseph, Macao, teaching the history and theology of the Early Church as well as Mariology. Her publication includes: Xia, Hui. “The Light Imagery in Gregory of Nyssa’s Trinitarian Theology.” Sino-Christian Studies, 26 (2018), 7-41. 2; Xia, Hui. “Gregory of Nyssa’s Thought on Spiritual Journey: A Comparison of His De beatitudinibus and De vita Moysis.” Logos & Pneuma: Chinese Journal of Theology 49 (2018), 51-81; Xia, Hui. “Being Spiritual in Life Vicissitudes – The Present Time and Perpetual Spiritual Journey in the Light of Gregory of Nyssa’s Mysticism.” The Journal of the Macau Ricci Institute, no. 10 (2022), 57-66.


Date: Friday, 14 June 2024
Time: 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM (GMT +8, Macau time)
Location: Multi-function Room in the Seminary Campus of University of Saint Joseph (5, Largo de Santo Agostinho 崗頂前地5號聖若瑟修院)


Deadline of registration: 13 June 2024

*For online participants, we will send you a confirmation email and ZOOM ACCESS LINK after your registration.

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