God the Holy Trinity

Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice

series: Beeson Divinity Studies

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"A fine companion to a textbook for college and/or seminary studies in trinitarian doctrine and a valuable read for armchair theologians seeking critical and constructive analyses along a broad range of historical and contemporary issues in trinitarian thought."--John C. Clark, Calvin Theological Journal

God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and practical aspects of the core Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout, the contributors highlight the trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. The esteemed lineup of contributors includes Alister E. McGrath; Gerald L. Bray; James Earl Massey; Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.; Frederica Mathewes-Green; J. I. Packer; Timothy George; Ellen T. Charry; and Cornelius Plantinga Jr. This book will appeal to students, church leaders, and interested laity. It is the second book in the Beeson Divinity Studies series.

 


Endorsements

"Though the doctrine of the Trinity is basic for all Christian life and reflection, it often remains shrouded in the theologians' obfuscating mystery. This book, by contrast, with its stellar line-up of contributors, shows why the Trinity is so important for all communities of whatever denomination, documents powerfully the practicality of the doctrine, and does so with crystal clarity. It is an ideal volume for students, church classes, laypeople, and ministers--indeed for anyone who desires deeper understanding of the heart of the Christian faith."--Mark A. Noll, McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

"The Christian name of God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This admirable book helps explain why the renewal of trinitarian theology is critically important for all of us."--Richard John Neuhaus, author of American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile

"This book brings into the twenty-first century some of the fruits of the remarkable ecumenical rediscovery of the Trinity in the second half of the twentieth. Grounded in Scripture and illustrated from the early, the medieval, and the post-Reformation church, trinitarian doctrine here both illuminates several confessional traditions in Christianity and also offers resources for facing various contemporary issues. Yet warnings are rightly raised against too facile an application of the recently fashionable 'social' construction of the triunity of God. All in all, a stimulating collection of essays for both positive and critical purposes."--Geoffrey Wainwright, Cushman Professor of Christian Theology, Duke University


The Author

  1. Timothy George

    Timothy George

    Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean and professor of divinity, history, and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Theology of the...

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Reviews

"In many cases graduates are leaving the youth group with a hollow spirituality and a groundless, even impotent morality. This may explain why there is a groundswell of interest among youth ministers and educators to reclaim Christian doctrine as the foundation of spiritual formation. . . . Perhaps [this book] would be useful as a supplemental text for an upper-level undergraduate class in systematic theology. Any minister who is convinced that Christian doctrine is the proper foundation for spiritual formation should read this book on God the Holy Trinity."--Scott Adair, Journal of Youth Ministry

"Importantly, [this volume's essayists] represent diverse traditions. . . . The book is best understood as pastoral counsel since its contributions lie in the domain of practical theology. Accordingly, I recommend it to all audiences with the hope that theorists will duly heed its guidance."--James R. A. Merrick, Trinity Journal

"A collection of relatively-accessible essays by scholars from diverse parts of the Christian tradition, God the Holy Trinity presents wide-ranging accents on the Holy Trinity. . . . Pastors might find it interesting as an introduction to the thought of theologians (e.g., Puritan John Owen) and scholars they might not otherwise encounter."--Wendy Wirth-Brock, Trinity Seminary Review

"Here . . . is help for articulating the Christian message in our contemporary world. Help, that is, for students and thinkers, as for activists and practitioners."--Roger E. Hedlund, Ashland Theological Journal

"God the Holy Trinity possesses an admirable level of clarity, quality, and thematic consistency for a collaborative project of this sort. These characteristics would make the volume a fine companion to a textbook for college and/or seminary studies in trinitarian doctrine and a valuable read for armchair theologians seeking critical and constructive analyses along a broad range of historical and contemporary issues in trinitarian thought."--John C. Clark, Calvin Theological Journal

"Essays in this collection attest a contemporary revival of Trinitarian theology. Contributors include Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox as well as Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Holiness theological traditions. . . . Here, then, is help for articulating the Christian message in our contemporary world. . . . This book is an excellent starting place, required reading for budding theologians and missiologists."--Roger E. Hedlund, Dharma Deepika