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Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit

, 2021
ISBN: 9781493433476



What if the Trinity we’ve been taught is not the Trinity of the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: we have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image.

With clarity and creativity, Barrett mines the Scriptures as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith to help you rediscover the beauty, simplicity, and majesty of our Triune God. You will be surprised to learn that what you believe about the Trinity has untold consequences for salvation and the Christian life. To truly know God, you must meet the One who is simply Trinity.

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  • Examines Scripture as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith
  • Addresses misconceptions of the Trinity
  • Explores the beauty, simplicity, and majesty of our Triune God
Matthew Barrett exposes those tinkering with the Trinity and provides a great antidote to them. He offers a sane and sober recovery of the church’s exegesis of Scripture to explain that the three persons of the Godhead share in one substance, power, and eternity without hierarchies or other heresies. Barrett provides an informative mix of exegesis, church history, and systematic theology to defend the Christian doctrine of the Trinity against its unwitting saboteurs.

—Michael F. Bird, Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia

Simply Trinity successfully aims to put the church back on the path of confessional fidelity. Matthew Barrett helps us understand that how we read the Bible and whom we read it with is imperative to beholding the triune Author who reveals himself to us in his Word. You will see how our understanding of God affects our understanding of salvation and what we forfeit if we get it wrong.

—Aimee Byrd, author of Theological Fitness and Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Simply Trinity delivers an accessible scholarly introduction to historic and biblical understandings of the Trinity, and demonstrates how much is at stake in the trinitarian debates that have recently roiled the evangelical community. I recommend it highly.

—Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor University

  • Title: Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit
  • Author: Matthew Barrett
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 364
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Trinity
  • ISBNs: 9781493433476, 9781540900074, 9781540901521
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-07-29T20:46:15Z

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Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine, an evangelical publication making theology accessible to those in the church. He is the host of the Credo podcast, where he has conversations with the best theologians today to discuss the most important issues in theology. Dr. Barrett has been the executive editor of Credo Magazine for over ten years, publishing over 40 issues.


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