God the Holy Trinity: Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice

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God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and ...

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God the Holy Trinity (Beeson Divinity Studies): Reflections on Christian Faith and Practice

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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 essays highlight the trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. Contributors include:

Alister McGrath
Ellen T. Charry
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
Frederica Mathewes-Green
J. I. Packer
James Earl Massey
Gerald L. Bray
Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
Timothy George

"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, McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

"The Christian name of God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This admirable book helps explain why the renewal of trinitarian theology is critically important for all of us."
Richard John Neuhaus, author of American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801027659
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Beeson Divinity Studies
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,336,725
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Theology of the Reformers and Pilgrims on the Sawdust Trail: Evangelical Ecumenism and the Quest for Christian Identity. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board of Books & Culture and the Harvard Theological Review.

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