Divine Freedom and Doctrine of Immanent Trinity available in Paperback
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In this book Paul Molnar seeks to set out a contemporary doctrine of the immanent Trinity and to address the issue of how we can know God according to his true nature rather than create him in our own image. It is Paul Molnar's contention that any theology that starts with self-transcendence and not explicitly with God's self-revelation through his Word will result in a flawed perception of both divine and human freedom. He holds that while God is and remains incomprehensible even in his revelation, he can be known as a very definite object in faith and by grace. A sound doctrine of the immanent Trinity recognizes the freedom of God as the basis of our own human freedom and upholds God's distinction from his creation, thus avoiding the theological pitfalls of agnosticism, monism and dualism.
'Molnar sets out to place the doctrine of the immanent Trinity firmly back on the agenda of the Christian doctrine of God, and does so to considerable effect. In conversation not only with Barth but with many contemporary proposals in trinitarian theology, he makes a persuasive case for the centrality of the doctrine and against the perils that attend its neglect. This is an essay in Christian dogmatics of a high order, learned, intellectually powerful and spiritually engaged; it deserves to be widely read and discussed. ' John Webster, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford
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About the Author
Paul D. Molnar is Professor of Systematic Theology at St. John's University, New York.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Chapter One The Purpose of a Doctrine of the Immanent Trintity and Its Neglect Today Chapter Two Christology and Trinity: Some Dogmatic Implications of Barth's Rejection of Ebionite and Docetic Christology Chapter Three Christology, Resurrection, Election and the Trinity: The Place of the Logos Asarkos in Contemporary Theology Chapter Four Experience and the Theology of the Trinity: How Karl Rahner's Method Affects His Understanding of Revelation, Grace and the Trinity Chapter Five Can a Metaphysical Principle of Relationality Be Substituted for the Relations of the Immanent Trinity? Karl Barth and the Current Discussion Chapter Six Karl Rahner and Thomas T. Torrance: God's Self-Communication in Christ with Special Emphasis on Interpreting Christ's Resurrection Chapter Seven The Function of the Trinity in Jurgen Moltmann's Ecological Doctrine of Creation Chapter Eight Persons in Communion and God as the Mystery of the World: Alan Torrance, Eberhard Jungel and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity Chapter Nine The Promise of Trinitarian Theology: Colin Gunton, Karl Barth and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity Chapter Ten Conclusion Appendix Selected Bibliography Index of Names Index of Subjects