Advancing Trinitarian Theology
An Exploration of Different Issues in the Doctrine of the Trinity.
Throughout the last century, theologians gave great attention to the doctrine of the Trinity, and they largely succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought. But as they highlighted the novelty of the revolutionary new trinitarianism, a number of generalizations crept into the discussion that requires a careful reevaluation of the classical tradition.
Trinitarian Theology—the subject of the second annual Los Angeles Theology Conference—sought to make constructive progress in the doctrine of the Trinity by aligning the trinitarian revival with the ongoing task of retrieving the classical doctrine of the Trinity.
The nine diverse essays in this collection include discussions on:
- Ways to clarify the doctrine of the Trinity without sacrificing its essential mystery.
- The ways in which trinitarian theology applies practically to the Christian life and mission.
- Highlighting the counter-revolutionary trends in the most recent trinitarian thought.
- Discourse on the role Karl Barth played in advancing trinitarian thought.
Each of the essays collected in this volume engage with Scripture as well as with others in the field—theologians both past and present, from different confessions—in order to provide constructive resources for contemporary systematic theology and to forge a theology for the future.