God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and practical aspects of the core Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout, the contributors highlight the Trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. This book will appeal to students, church leaders, and interested laity.
Essential for students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople, this informative volume brings fresh perspectives on theological matters. With the Logos Bible Software edition, searching by topic or Scripture references will further help your understanding—you’ll compare, for example, the systematic theologies of various scholars or denominations.
- Collects essays on theological and practical aspects of the doctrine of the Trinity
- Features viewpoints from varying viewpoints and denominations
- “The Doctrine of the Trinity: An Evangelical Reflection,” by Alister E. McGrath
- “Out of the Box: The Christian Experience of God in Trinity,” by Gerald L. Bray
- “Faith and Christian Life in the African-American Spirituals,” by James Earl Massey
- “The Trinity and Christian Unity,” by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
- “The Old Testament Trinity,” by Frederica Mathewes-Green
- “A Puritan Perspective: Trinitarian Godliness according to John Owen,” by J.I. Packer
- “The Trinity and the Challenge of Islam,” by Timothy George
- “The Soteriological Importance of the Divine Perfections,” by Ellen T. Charry
- “Deep Wisdom,” by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
Praise for the Print Edition
Though the doctrine of the Trinity is basic for all Christian life and reflection, it often remains shrouded in the theologians’ obfuscating mystery. This book, by contrast, with its stellar line-up of contributors, shows why the Trinity is so important for all communities of whatever denomination, documents powerfully the practicality of the doctrine, and does so with crystal clarity. It is an ideal volume for students, church classes, laypeople, and ministers—indeed for anyone who desires deeper understanding of the heart of the Christian faith.
—Mark A. Noll, Francis A McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
This book brings into the twenty-first century some of the fruits of the remarkable ecumenical rediscovery of the Trinity in the second half of the twentieth. Grounded in Scripture, and illustrated from the early, the medieval, and the post-Reformation church, Trinitarian doctrine here both illuminates several confessional traditions in Christianity and also offers resources for facing various contemporary issues. Yet warnings are rightly raised against too facile an application of the recently fashionable ’social’ construction of the triunity of God. All in all, a stimulating collection of essays for both positive and critical purposes.
—Geoffrey Wainwright, Cushman Professor of Christian Theology, Duke University
Importantly, [this volume’s essayists] represent diverse traditions. . . . The book is best understood as pastoral counsel since its contributions lie in the domain of practical theology. Accordingly, I recommend it to all audiences with the hope that theorists will duly heed its guidance.
A collection of relatively-accessible essays by scholars from diverse parts of the Christian tradition, God the Holy Trinity presents wide-ranging accents on the Holy Trinity. . . . Pastors might find it interesting as an introduction to the thought of theologians (e.g., Puritan John Owen) and scholars they might not otherwise encounter.
—Trinity Seminary Review
Here . . . is help for articulating the Christian message in our contemporary world. Help, that is, for students and thinkers, as for activists and practitioners.
—Ashland Theological Journal
About Timothy George
Timothy George is the founding dean and professor of divinity, history, and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Theology of the Reformers and J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board of Books & Culture.