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The Trinity among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World
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The Trinity among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World

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Eerdmans 2015

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Though the global center of Christianity has been shifting south and east over the past few decades, very few theological resources have dealt with the seismic changes afoot. The Majority World Theology series seeks to remedy that lack by gathering well-regarded Christian thinkers from around the world to discuss the significance of Christian teaching in their respective contexts.

The Trinity among the Nations focuses on Christian understandings of the character and work of God in various contexts. The contributors highlight global trends in trinitarian theology in relation to historic Christian confessions, especially the Nicene Creed, and draw out the rich implications of the doctrine of God for the church and Christian living today.

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Key Features

  • Presents diverse perspectives on the trinity
  • Discusses the world presence of Christian theology
  • Features international contributions from various backgrounds


  • Introduction: “Trinity 101: Kaleidoscopic Views of God in the Majority World,” by K.K. Yeo
  • “One God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity,” by Gerald Bray
  • “Beyond Homoiousios and Homoousios: Exploring North American Indigenous Concepts of the Shalom Community of God,” by Randy S. Woodley
  • “The Trinity in Africa: Trends and Trajectories,” by Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
  • “The Trinity as Gospel,” by Antonio González
  • “Learning to See Jesus with the Eyes of the Spirit: The Unlikely Prophets of God’s Reign,” by C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell
  • “Asian Reformulations of the Trinity: An Evaluation,” by Natee Tanchanpongs
  • “Motherliness of God: A Search for Maternal Aspects in Paul’s Theology,” by Atsuhiro Asano
  • “How to Understand a Biblical God in Chinese: Toward a Cross-Cultural Biblical Hermeneutics,” by Zi Wang


  • Atsuhiro Asano
  • Gerald Bray
  • Antonio González
  • Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
  • Natee Tanchanpongs
  • C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell
  • Zi Wang
  • Randy S. Woodley
  • K.K. Yeo

Praise for the Print Edition

A prime example of how the perspective of Christians from different global contexts can enrich our understanding of the Triune God Christians around the world worship.


Imagine a book in which theologians from various continents and cultural-linguistic contexts share testimonies and compare notes about the Trinity. Imagine further that these theologians dare to consider the meaning of Trinity from such diverse perspectives as Native American, Chinese Confucian, Latin American liberationist, African traditional, and feminist-maternal. Congratulations - you have found such a book! Highly recommended.

—Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fuller Theological Seminary

Scholarly, informed, and grounded in Majority World realities, these stimulating essays on the doctrine of the Trinity will surely expand readers' horizons and deepen appreciation for other voices.

—M. Daniel Carroll R., Denver Seminary

Courageously decenters a narrow Western approach to the crucially important Christian concept of the triune God — Green, Pardue, and Yeo offer bold explorations at the intersection of Trinity and various Majority World cultures. . . . This book and the Majority World Theology series that it represents are welcome contributions to our understanding of world Christianity today.

—Charles Farhadian, Westmont College

Christian theology follows Christian mission. Wherever the gospel goes, it needs to engage questions that arise from its latest cultural encounters. Now that most of the world's Christians live outside of the faith's former strongholds in Europe and European settlements, Christian thinking has much new work to do. . . . Kudos to the authors and editors for presenting this work.

—Joel Carpenter, Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity

Product Details

  • Title: The Trinity among the Nations: The Doctrine of God in the Majority World
  • Editors: Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K.K. Yeo
  • Series: Majority World Theology
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 182
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Worldview

About the Editors

Gene L. Green is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

Stephen T. Pardue is assistant professor of theology at Asia Graduate School of Theology in the Philippines.

K.K. Yeo is Kendall Professor of New Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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