A brilliant and accessible introduction to Trinitarian thought. Colin Gunton argues that the theology of the Trinity has profound implications for all dimensions of human life. Central to his work is his argument that the doctrine should offer ways of articulating the being of God and of the world so that we may be better able to live before God and with each other.
Praise for the Print Edition
One of the most perceptive and important theological books to appear in the last few years.
—Church of England Newspaper
Clear, enlightening, brilliant.
A very stimulating and suggestive account of the potential richness of Trinitarian theology.
The best example I know of creative retrieval of the classical Christian doctrine of God for the Christian community today. It is a major contribution to the contemporary Christian church’s theology of God.
—Anglican Theological Review
- Title: The Promise of Trinitarian Theology
- Author: Colin E. Gunton
- Publisher: T & T Clark International
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 256
About Colin E. Gunton
Colin E. Gunton (1941-2003) was professor of systematic theology at King's College, London from 1969 until his death. He was appointed professor of theology in 1984 and then served as Head of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies from 1993-96. In 1992 Gunton delivered the Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford and in 1993 delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary. Together with John Webster, Gunton co-founded the International Journal of Systematic Theology.
Gunton is often cited as one of the most important British theologians of his generation. Just before his death, he was awarded the earned D.D. by the University of Oxford, where he had taken his three previous degrees. Also just before his death, King's College had decided to make him a fellow of the college, its highest honor, which was then awarded posthumously.