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Christian Understandings of the Trinity: The Historical Trajectory

Christian Understandings of the Trinity: The Historical Trajectory

Author: 
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Author)
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Description

In this creative approach to the doctrine of the Trinity, author Veli- Matti Kärkkäinen focuses on keeping a dynamic balance between the intellectual-doctrinal and spiritual-charismatic approaches as parallel avenues towards theological understanding. His narrative approach draws on direct quotations from key historical theologians to increase appreciation of their theological wisdom and to encourage students to “dig further into this rich spiritual wellspring.”

Throughout the two thousand year span of Christian history, believers in Jesus have sought to articulate their faith and their understanding of how God works in the world. How do we, as we examine the vast and varied output of those who came before us, understand the unity and the diversity of their thinking? How do we make sense of our own thought in light of theirs?

The Christian Understandings series is an exciting new series that seeks to illuminate precisely these questions. The short, concise volumes in the Christian Understandings series orient and “fill in the gaps” for readers as they dive into the exciting and stimulating story of Christian thought.

ISBN: 
9781451479959
Price: 
$24.00
ISBN: 
9781506425580
Price: 
$24.00
Release date: 
June 15, 2017
Pages: 
216
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

Contents

Introduction
1. The Christian Trinity: Biblical Antecedents
2. Trinitarian Canons: Emergence and Consolidation
3. The Holy Spirit: Divine and Equal?
4. Medieval Contributions and Clarifications
5. Reformation and Modern Perspectives
6. Contemporary Trinitarianism and Its Prospects