The Doctrine of the Trinity is an exercise in wonder. It is drawn from the wonder of our own existence and the diverse experiences of the divine encountered by the early Christian community. From the earliest days of Christianity, theologians of the church have drawn upon the most sophisticated language and understandings of their time in an attempt to clarify and express that faith and this task is no different today.
But how should we attempt to articulate that faith today? In this volume, Ernest Simmons engages precisely that question by asking what the current scientific understanding of the natural world might contribute to our reflection upon the relationship of God and the world in a Triune fashion.
The result is a fruitful engagement between the ancient and the current, the theological and the scientific.
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Table of Contents
Part I Foundational Concepts
1 Faith 7
2 Knowledge 23
3 Theology 39
Part II Trinitarian Development
4 Bible to Nicaea 55
5 Constantinople to the Reformation 77
6 Contemporary Trinitarian Development 95
Part III Science and the Trinity
7 Theology, Science, and Quantum Theory 121
8 Perichoretic Trinitarian Panentheism 143
9 The Entangled Trinity 165