Trinitarian Theology for the Church: Scripture, Community, Worship

Trinitarian Theology for the Church: Scripture, Community, Worship

by Daniel J. Treier, David Lauber


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The doctrine of the Trinity has gained considerable attention in recent years. These select essays, brought together from the 2008 Wheaton College Theology Conference by editors Daniel J. Treier and David Lauber, show both the substance and the importance of the doctrine for our worship, our reading of Scripture and the mission of the church. This collection provides a helpful orientation to the significance of the trinitarian nature of Christian faith for students and pastors. Contributors include Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Edith M. Humphrey, John R. Franke, Mark Husbands, Keith E. Johnson, Robert K. Lang'at, Gordon T. Smith, Philip W. Butin, Leanne Van Dyk, John D. Witvliet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830828951
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Series: Wheaton Theology Conference
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.He is the coeditor of nine books and author of three, including Virtue and the Voice of God and Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

David Lauber (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College. He is the author of Barth on the Descent into Hell and the co-editor of several volumes, including Theology Questions Everyone Asks, Trinitarian Theology for the Church and The Bloomsbury Companion to the Doctrine of Sin.

Table of Contents


Part One: Scripture: The Bible and the Triune Economy

1.Triune Discourse: Theological Reflections on the Claim That God Speaks, Part 1

Kevin J. Vanhoozer

2.Triune Discourse: Theological Reflections on the Claim That God Speaks, Part 2

Kevin J. Vanhoozer

3. The Gift of the Father: Looking at Salvation History Upside Down

Edith M. Humphrey

Part Two: Community: The Trinity and Society?

4. God Is Love: The Social Trinity and the Mission of God

John R. Franke

5. The Trinity Is Not Our Social Program: Volf, Gregory of Nyssa and Barth

Mark Husbands

6. Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Hold the Key to a Christian Theology of Religions?

Keith E. Johnson

7. Trinity and Missions: Theological Priority in Missionary Nomenclature

Robert K. Lang'at

Part Three: Worship: Church Practices and the Triune Mission

8. The Sacraments and the Embodiment of Our Trinitarian Faith

Gordon T. Smith

9. Preaching as a Trinitarian Event

Philip W. Butin

10. The Church?s Proclamation as a Participation in God's Mission

Leanne Van Dyk

11. What to Do with Our Renewed Trinitarian Enthusiasm: Forming Trinitarian Piety and Imagination Through Worship and Catechesis

John D. Witvliet


Name and Subject Index

Scripture Index

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