[Power and Downey’s] work constitutes a genuine breakthrough in both a theology of the Trinity and a reflection on its relation to liturgy and justice. This book deserves close reading by anyone interested in what the Christian narrative has to offer our diverse and suffering world.
Catherine Vincie, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
[Living the Justice of the Triune God offers] an impressive framework for a praxis theology of justice rooted deeply in the best of classical and contemporary Trinitarian thought. Their method … represents a new and fruitful approach to the retrieval of a doctrine that has for too long been obscured by the fog of abstract speculation.
Michael Hryniuk, Spirituality
David Power and Michael Downey offer a fresh vision of the justice of the triune God to a world anguished by deprivation, division, ecological degradation, and the loss of a sense of purpose and direction. Their praxis theology of the life-giving Word and love of God made tangible in the particularities of cosmic and human history speaks to the crises and suffering of our time. They invite us to a Eucharistic table in which wounded and broken bodies are remembered and restored to communion in the heart of the divine life that impels us to live justly in the world.
Elizabeth Groppe, Associate Professor of Theology, Xavier University
With enviable clarity and accessibility, this deeply informed and considered work provides a profound treatment of the living heart of Christian vocation in service of the gospel of justice. In central focus is our participation in the triune life of God—the communion of divine love in action—and the character of Christian life as sacrament of this. This is theology that feeds the soul, informs the mind and inspires to action all at once.
Prof. Paul D. Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, UK
As a teacher of theology at the undergraduate level, I appreciate clear treatments of Christian doctrine. David Power and Michael Downey have written such a work on the Trinity. They have not only traced the history of diverse treatments of the Trinity but have incorporated contemporary intercultural and intercontintental insights in their interpretation of this central Christian doctrine. Those who profess faith in the triune God and strive to live a just life in a multicultural context will heartily welcome this fantastic contribution to the ongoing conversation on the Trinity.
Linh Hoang, OFM, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Siena College
David Power and Michael Downey . . . show how Trinitarian language can both make sense of and inspire a Christian praxis in which love and justice converge. Given that the questions has shifted from "Why God?" to "Why religion?," this book is a timely and important contribution to Trinitarian theology. . . . Power and Downey have succeeded in showing how the traditional doctrine of the Trinity is not irrelevant to praxis, but emerges from and continually points to the presencing of God's love and justice in the world. It is a must-read on all levels—by undergraduates, graduate students, laity, and theologians.
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University, Horizons
In this book, David Power and Michael Downey . . . are up-front about the fact that they are not in the business of offering speculative reflections on the inner life of the Trinity or a reasonable account of why Christians thing of God as Trinity. . . . Instead, they . . . show how trinitarian language can both make sense of and inspire a Christian praxis in which love and justice converge. Given that the question has shifted from "Why God?" to "Why religion?," . . . [they succeed] in showing how the traditional doctrine of the Trinity is not irrelevant to praxis, but emerges from and continually points to the presencing of God's love and justice in the world. It is a must-read on all levels—by undergraduates, graduate students, laity, and theologians.
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University, Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society