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The Triune God, A Video Study
In The Triune God, A Video Study, theologian Fred Sanders offers thoughtful, concise, and understandable lessons that explore the biblical, creedal, and confessional shape of the doctrine of the Trinity.
In particular, Sanders secures knowledge of the triune God in rightly ordered theological language. He presents conclusions about the Trinity based on the way the Trinity was revealed in Scripture. As such, this study offers theological principles for reading Scripture in a thoroughly Trinitarian manner. In contrast to other explorations of the Trinity that rush over the biblical discussion on the way to extended accounts of historical development, Sanders spends a significant amount of time on biblical exposition and drawing the theological implications from it.
Throughout Sanders interacts with major voices from the history of the doctrine. His arguments are indebted to and informed by the great tradition of Trinitarianism. A healthy deference to doctrinal tradition is indispensable to serious theology, and this study is an exercise in retrieval. But the fitting way to retrieve the insights of the church fathers is not to pay more attention to them than to Scripture. The most patristic way to proceed toward a well-ordered doctrine of the Trinity is, after all, to study Scripture.
The Triune God, A Video Study is part of The Zondervan Beyond the Basics Video Series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from world's best theologians and biblical scholars directly to interested leaders. The Triune God, A Video Study offers the chance to learn about one of the central tenets of the Christian faith from one of today's premier theologians.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction (9 min)
2 - Attunement: Gloria Patri (8 min)
3 - Revelation of the Triune God, Part 1 (9 min)
4 - Revelation of the Triune God, Part 2 (11 min)
5 - Communicative Missions, Part 1 (7 min)
6 - Communicative Missions, Part 2 (8 min)
7 - Incarnation and Pentecost, Part 1 (11 min)
8 - Incarnation and Pentecost, Part 2 (10 min)
9 - God Who Sends God, Part 1 (11 min)
10 - God Who Sends God, Part 2 (12 min)
11 - Trinitarian Exegesis, Part 1 (10 min)
12 - Trinitarian Exegesis, Part 2 (11 min)
13 - New Covenant Attestation (11 min)
14 - Old Covenant Adumbration, Part 1 (10 min)
15 - Old Covenant Adumbration, Part 2 (10 min)
16 - Theses on the Revelation of the Trinity (8 min)
About the Author
Fred Sanders (PhD, 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.
In the Triune God course, you will explore the main contours of the central and mysterious Christian doctrine of the Trinity.