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Modern trinitarian perspectives
Thompson, John, 1922-
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New York : Oxford University Press, [1994]

Physical Description:
vi, 165 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The Trinity : the mystery of salvation -- A Trinitarian theology of cross and resurrection -- The Triune God and mission -- The Trinity and worship -- The Trinity, society, and politics -- The Trinity, language, and modern thought -- Conclusion.
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1520 Lexile.

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BT109 .T46 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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One of the more important developments in the field of theology in the past two decades has been a gradual but genuine revival of interest in the doctrine of the Trinity. This fundamental Christian doctrine had been neglected by theologians, who saw it as isolated from practical Christianfaith and life. Recently, however, feminist and liberationist, as well as more traditional Catholic and Protestant theologians, have come to see the Trinity not as an abstract doctrine, but instead as dealing with the living and dynamic being and acts of God, and closely related to Jesus Christ andthe resurrection as the mystery of salvation. This insight has in many ways become one of the central themes of contemporary theology. In this study, Irish Presbyterian theologian John Thompson provides a survey of the wide variety of modern thought on this important theme, examining the work offigures like Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Jurgen Moltmann, and their views on such issues as the relationship of the trinitarian doctrine to Scripture, the Church, philosophy, politics, and society.

Author Notes

John Thompson is at Union Theological College, Belfast.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
1 Introductionp. 3
2 The Trinity: The Mystery of Salvationp. 20
3 A Trinitarian Theology of Cross and Resurrectionp. 44
4 The Triune God and Missionp. 68
5 The Trinity and Worshipp. 94
6 The Trinity, Society, and Politicsp. 106
7 The Trinity, Language, and Modern Thoughtp. 124
8 Conclusionp. 142
Author Indexp. 161
Subject Indexp. 163