This book breaks new ground in bringing together the work of some significant systematic and philosophical theologians on the doctrine of the Trinity. Theologians and analytic philosophers of religion have both done substantive work on the Trinity - but have done so in isolation from one another.
In Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Thomas H. McCall creatively engages such philosophers of religion as Richard Swinburne and Brian Leftow and such influential theologians as J|rgen Moltmann, Robert Jenson, and John Zizioulas. Among all the currently available books on the doctrine of the Trinity, no other book brings analytic philosophers of religion into such direct conversation with mainstream theologians on this score.
"Thomas McCall is one of a growing number of theologians whose work is informed by the recent contributions to philosophical theology made by analytic Christian philosophers. This volume shows just how effective such analytic theology can be. McCall offers criticism of both philosophical and theological work of late on the Trinity and supplies his own constructive proposal in the process. This is a piece of clear, carefully written scholarship that is sure to be of interest to philosophers and theologians at work on this central Christian dogma."
University of Bristol
"At present there is both need and opportunity for progress in understanding the doctrine of the Trinity, progress that could lead to a clearer, more insightful, and more practically relevant grasp of that doctrine. Such progress, however, depends on a cooperation between Christian theologians and philosophers that of late has been conspicuously lacking. Thomas McCall is a leader in what we must hope will be a new wave of theologians; he welcomes and interacts with the best insights of contemporary Christian philosophy and makes use of those insights as he interprets the rich heritage of Trinitarian theology. This outstanding book will repay close attention from all who are concerned about this fundamental Christian doctrine."
"Theologians who intend to take traditional Trinitarian doctrine seriously today will be especially interested in Thomas McCall's discussions of Robert Jenson, Jürgen Moltmann, and John Zizioulas. McCall's own specifically theological proposals are certain to generate further discussion."
-Paul D. Molnar
St. John's University, Queens, New York
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