An Introduction to the Trinity

An Introduction to the Trinity

by Declan Marmion, Rik Van Nieuwenhove
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521705223

ISBN-13: 9780521705226

Pub. Date: 12/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Over the last decade there has been a resurgence of writing on the Trinity, indicating a renewal of ideas and debate concerning this key element of Christian theology. This introduction challenges the standard account of a decline and revival in Trinitarian theology, taking into account recent, alternative readings of the theological tradition by Lewis Ayres and

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Over the last decade there has been a resurgence of writing on the Trinity, indicating a renewal of ideas and debate concerning this key element of Christian theology. This introduction challenges the standard account of a decline and revival in Trinitarian theology, taking into account recent, alternative readings of the theological tradition by Lewis Ayres and Michel Barnes amongst other scholars. By clearly analysing the scope of these new approaches, the authors establish the importance of a sapiential understanding of the Trinity, resisting the notion of separating faith and reason and identifying theology's link to spirituality. Their account also eschews the easy stereotypes of Western Christianity's supposedly more Unitarian approach as opposed to the more Trinitarian view of the East. Offering an overview of the main people and themes in Trinitarian theology past and present, this book thus provides an accessible, comprehensive guide for students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521705226
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2010
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations; 1. Introducing Trintarian theology; 2. The Trinity and its scriptural roots; 3. The doctrine of the Trinity: its emergence and development in the life of the Christian community; 4. Theology of the Trinity from Richard of St Victor to the reformation; 5. The Trinity from Schleiermacher to the end of the twentieth century; 6. Contemporary Trinitarian theology: problems and perspectives; Epilogue; Index.

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