Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective features six highly respected scholars from schools such as Erskine Theological Seminary, Talbot School of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. These scholars address an issue that has a significant impact on the way Christians should approach everyday evangelism but is often ignored: the fundamental fact that the Savior who died on the cross and rose from the dead is the eternal second person of the Trinity.
The Christian church has confessed this truth since the early centuries, but many modern theologies have denied or ignored its implications. To clarify the complex issue, these writers approach “post-Chalcedonian” (451 AD) Christology from a variety of disciplines—historical, philosophical, systematic, and practical—thoroughly examining the importance of keeping Jesus Christ in Trinitarian perspective.
The doctrine of the Trinity, as expressed in the classic creeds of the early church, was the necessary theological expression of two nonnegotiable biblical affirmations—the Old Testament declaration, “God is One” and the New Testament confession, “Jesus is Lord”. This superb collection of essays by evangelical scholars unpacks this great truth by giving the lie to the false dichotomy between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith. A great primer in historical theology!
—Timothy George, (Th. D., Harvard University) founding dean and professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, executive editor of Christianity Today, and author of Theology of the Reformers
For a careful look at how Jesus has been understood theologically in the church, Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective is a solid walk through what is often dense terrain. There is much to ponder here. I am pleased to recommend it.
—Darrell Bock (Ph. D., The University of Aberdeen), research professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, and author of Jesus According to Scripture and Studying the Historical Jesus.
Fred Sanders is assistant professor of Theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Klaus Issler is professor of Christian Education and Theology at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California.