New Studies in Dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian doctrine for the sake of contemporary theological renewal. Following in the tradition of G. C. Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics, this series will provide thoughtful, concise, and readable treatments of major theological topics, expressing the biblical, creedal, and confessional shape of Christian doctrine for a contemporary evangelical audience. The editors and contributors share a common conviction that the way forward in constructive systematic theology lies in building upon the foundations laid in the church’s historic understanding of the Word of God as professed in its creeds, councils, and confessions, and by its most trusted teachers.
About the Author
Fred Sanders (Ph D, Graduate Theological Union) is professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is author of numerous books including The Triune God in the New Studies in Dogmatics series; The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything; and Dr. Doctrines’ Christian Comix. He is coeditor of Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology and Retrieving Eternal Generation. Fred is a core participant in the Theological Engagement with California’s Culture Project and a popular blogger at The Scriptorium Daily.
Michael Allen (Ph D, Wheaton College) is the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL.
Scott Swain is Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is author of several books, including The God of the Gospel: The Trinitarian Theology of Robert Jenson, and Trinity, Revelation, and Reading: A Theological Introduction to the Bible and its Interpretation. He serves as general editor (with Michael Allen) for T&T Clark’s International Theological Commentary and Zondervan’s New Studies in Dogmatics series. He is a regular blogger at Reformation21.
Table of Contents
Series Preface 15
Introduction: The Argument of This Book 19
1 Attunement: Gloria Patri 25
2 Revelation of the Triune God 37
3 Communicative Missions 69
4 Incarnation and Pentecost 93
5 God Who Sends God 121
6 Trinitarian Exegesis 155
7 New Covenant Attestation 191
8 Old Covenant Adumbration 209
9 Theses on the Revelation of the Trinity 239
Subject Index 245
Scripture Index 249
Author Index 251
What People are Saying About This
Beginning with doxology, rooted in Scripture, and centered on the missions of the Son and the Spirit, this book is a lucid, rich, lively,
and timely reframing of Trinitarian theology, with highly fruitful implications for dogmatics and exegesis. Suzanne Mc Donald, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI
In contemporary theology, the doctrine of the Trinity is the subject of intense discussion and debate. Meanwhile, the “theological interpretation of Scripture” has reemerged in recent years. In this erudite, articulate, and delightful book, Fred Sanders makes very important contributions to both fields. Here a leading scholar of the doctrine offers helpful insights that will repay careful study.
Even better, he leads us to a more profound doxology. I highly recommend this volume. Thomas H. Mc Call, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Evangelical theologians are at the forefront of a new Trinitarian revival, one rooted in Scripture and common classical Christian traditionand
Fred Sanders is a key voice in that revival. He offers a clearly written and succinct Trinitarian theology that is greatly to be welcomed. Lewis Ayres, Head of Department and Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology, Durham University