Seeking to recover Trinitarian teaching in the evangelical church, Letham examines the doctrine's biblical foundations, traces its historical development, and offers suggestions on avoiding extremes of subordinationism and modalism. Skillfully engaging four critical issues, he illuminates the Trinity and the incarnation; worship and prayer; creation and missions; and personal relationships. 551 pages, softcover from P & R.
When it comes to the doctrine of the Trinity, evangelicals have underachieved. In The Holy Trinity, Robert Letham helps to redress this shortcoming. He offers a well-researched volume about the One who is utterly transcendent and incomprehensible. After examining the doctrines biblical foundations, Letham traces its historical development through the twentieth century, and engages four critical issues: the Trinity and (1) the incarnation, (2) worship and prayer, (3) creation and missions, and (4) persons.
Robert Letham (MAR, ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Aberdeen University) is professor of systematic and historical theology at Union School of Theology in Bridgend, Wales, and the author of a number of books, including The Holy Trinity, The Lord's Supper, and Union with Christ.
There is no hotter topic in modern theology than the Trinity, and Robert Letham has given us a comprehensive guide that will stand us all in good stead. I recommend it highly.
In this outstanding work, Letham points us back to God in all the mystery and glory of his triune being. With his keen theological acumen, Letham has given us a tour de force of Reformed theology.
Solid and judicious, comprehensive and thorough, abreast of past wisdom and present-day debate, and doxological in tone throughout, this is far and away the best big textbook on the Trinity that you can find, and it will surely remain so for many years to come.