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God’s Life in Trinity


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Jürgen Moltmann’s distinctive insights in trinitarian theology especially about the relations within God and God’s presence in creation are revolutionary for theology and set the stage for these further explorations. The esteemed group of contributors in this volume probes new ways of understanding the triune character of God.

Key Features

  • Explores the nature of God’s triune life
  • Reflects on the theological legacy of Jürgen Moltmann
  • Examines related themes of eschatology, worship, anthropolgy, and generosity


Part One: Trinity and Humanity

  • Being as God Is: Trinity and Generosity
  • The Social Trinity and Property
  • The Spirit of Life and the Reverence for Life
  • “Speak, ‘Friend,’ and Enter” Friendship and Theological Method
  • Wisdom, Theological Anthropology, and Modern Secular Interpretation of Humanity
  • Jürgen Moltmann’s Engagement with the Natural Sciences

Part Two: Trinity and Religious Traditions

  • Church Unity in Freedom
  • Make Way for the Spirit
  • The Trinity and the Theology of Religions
  • Beyond Exclusivism and Absolutism: A Trinitarian Theology of the Cross

Part Three: Trinity and God-Talk

  • The Trinity and Gender Reconsidered
  • God’s Perfect Life
  • Divine Providence and Action
  • Spirit-Christology as Access to Trinitarian Theology
  • Is There Justice in the Trinity?

Part Four: Trinity and Historical Theology

  • Eschatology and Christology: Moltmann and the Greek Fathers
  • John Donne on the Trinity
  • Trinitarian Belief and Worship


  • Nicholas Constas
  • Sarah A. Coakley
  • Harvey G. Cox Jr.
  • Lyle Dabney
  • David Fergusson
  • David H. Kelsey
  • Daniel Migliore
  • Gerald O’Collins
  • John Polkinghorne
  • William Schweiker
  • Dirk Smit
  • Bryan D. Spinks
  • Kathryn Tanner
  • Ronald F. Thiemann
  • Miroslav Volf
  • John Webster
  • Nicholas Wolterstorff

Product Details

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About the Editors

Michael Welker is Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Internationales Wissenschaftsfourm at the University of Heidelberg. Among his influential books are Creation and Reality and God the Spirit (Fortress Press).

Miroslav Volf is Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School. A native of Croatia, he is a member of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, and he was involved for a decade in international ecumenical dialogues, especially with the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity. Among his many book publications are Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work (1991), Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), and most recently Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2005).

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