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The Battle for the Trinity

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ISBN: 9781579106928


In The Battle for the Trinity, Donald G. Bloesch tackles the controversial issues surrounding the language we use to describe God, and how these are among most divisive issues facing the church in the twentieth century. Should God be addressed as Father, Mother, or Parent? Should Jesus be referred to primarily as the Son of God or the Child of God? Did God really reveal himself definitively in the person of his Son Jesus Christ? Bloesch contends that how we speak about God embodies the very core of Christianity and how we ultimately understand the biblical and historical meaning of the Trinity.

The debates surrounding the doctrine of God are many, and Bloesch urges the church to respond to the concerns of women that the sacred carries both masculine and feminine dimensions. Bloesch emphasizes that the God of the Bible is not described in masculine terms exclusively, and we err in our failure to recognize it. If Christianity is to remain “genuinely Christian,” these controversial issues must be dealt with in such a manner that will preserve the full historical and biblical understanding of the Trinity.

For more by Donald G. Bloesch, see Select Works of Donald G. Bloesch (9 vols.).

Key Features

  • Critically assess how God is referred to in modern Christianity
  • Learn that how we speak about God embodies the core of Christianity
  • Understand that God is not described exclusively in masculine terms
This book should be (and I hope will be) the last word on the subject. It critiques feminism - but only in regard to the repercussions attending the feminist rejection of the Bible’s own God-language. The topic, of course, invites passionate polemicism, but Bloesch’s book is not that. Here is quite dispassionate, entirely respectful, fully researched, finely reasoned, theologically insightful demonstration to the effect that any change of that language can spell nothing other than the destruction of the faith it was intended to express. From here on, any and all discussion of the issue should start with, and address itself to, this book.

—Vernard Eller, author, The Mad Morality

  • Title: The Battle for the Trinity: The Debate over Inclusive God-Language
  • Author: Donald G. Bloesch
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Evidences, authority, etc; Feminism › Religious aspects--Christianity; God (Christianity); Language question in the church; Trinity; Incarnation
  • ISBN: 9781579106928
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:03:32Z

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Donald G. Bloesch (b. 1928, Bremen, Indiana, d. Aug. 24, 2010) was a noted American evangelical theologian. For more than 40 years, he published scholarly yet accessible works that generally defend traditional Protestant beliefs and practices while seeking to remain in the mainstream of modern Protestant theological thought. The ongoing publication of his Christian Foundation Series, has brought him recognition as an important American theologian.