Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Theism

Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Theism


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Following his well-received Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition, Craig Carter presents the biblical and theological foundations of trinitarian classical theism. Carter, a leading Christian theologian known for his provocative defenses of classical approaches to doctrine, critiques the recent trend toward modifying or rejecting classical theism in favor of modern "relational" understandings of God. The book includes a short history of trinitarian theology from its patristic origins to the modern period, and a concluding appendix provides a brief summary of classical trinitarian theology. Foreword by Carl R. Trueman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540963307
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 937,650
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Craig A. Carter (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) is professor of theology at Tyndale University in Toronto and theologian in residence at Westney Heights Baptist Church in Ajax, Ontario. He is the author of four other books including Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Carl R. Trueman
Prologue: How My Mind Has Changed
Part 1: Defining Trinitarian Classical Theism
1. Classical Orthodoxy and the Rise of Relational Theism
2. What Is Trinitarian Classical Theism?
Part 2: The Biblical Roots of Trinitarian Classical Theism
3. Interpreting Isaiah 40-48 Theologically
4. God as the Transcendent Creator (Isa. 40)
5. God as the Sovereign Lord of History (Isa. 41-48)
6. God as the One Who Alone Is to Be Worshiped (Isa. 41-48)
Part 3: Trinitarian Classical Theism in History
7. The Biblical Character of Pro-Nicene Theology
8. Creatio ex nihilo and the Rejection of Mythology
9. Do We Worship the God of the Bible?
Epilogue: Why the Church Does Not Change Its Mind
Appendix: Twenty-Five Theses on Trinitarian Classical Theism

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