Geared especially toward leaders in the church, this rich resource brings much-needed clarity to the doctrine of the Trinity. Essays by prominent scholars address Old Testament background; Trinitarian readings of the entire New Testament corpus; and the practical relevance of the doctrine to prayers, worship, and other aspects of Christian life and ministry. 320 pages, softcover from P&R.
The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to Christian theology, though sometimes dauntingerror is probable when biblical texts are read selectively. A careful study of the whole counsel of God, however, will bring needed clarity. In a work geared especially toward leaders in the church, scholars of the Trinityincluding Richard Bauckham, Robert Letham, Michael Reeves, and Scott Swainoverview Old Testament teaching, provide Trinitarian readings of the entire New Testament corpus, and explore the practical relevance of the doctrine to prayer, worship, and other aspects of Christian life and ministry.
What a pleasure to commend this book an exegetical treasure, unpacking the doctrine of the Trinity on the Bibles own terms, a refreshing presentation of the doctrines vital importance for the Christian and the church, and a rich resource for the preacher.
Today there are many books on the market dealing with the doctrine of the Trinity. This is my favorite. It is a clear presentation, discussion, and application of the historic doctrine by people who believe it and have studied it deeply. The essays have kept close to their source, the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. When they refer to the history of doctrine, and when they apply the Trinity to believers lives, they do so in order to clarify the theology of the church, not to add something to the biblical teaching. I do not agree with every detail of every essay; they do enter into some controversial areas. But the reader will learn even from that controversy to engage the Scriptures with more thought and devotion. To such readers, this book will be an edifying study.