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William C. Placher is Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN.
Number of Pages: 163
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
|Publication Date: 2007|
The Metaphor of God Incarnate: Christology in a Pluralistic Age, 2nd EditionJohn HickWestminster John Knox Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback$0.49 Retail:
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Where Christology Began: Essays on Phillipians 2Westminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Trade Paperback$27.00 Retail:
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He Came Down From Heaven: The Preexistence of ChristDouglas McCreadyInterVarsity Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback$26.10 Retail:
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In this original, contemporary doctrine of the Trinity, William Placher places the history of theology in dialogue with postmodern philosophy and yields a provocative postliberal interpretation. Placher deftly connects a radical view of God's transcendence with a narrative Christology. His resulting thesis is twofold: first, the doctrine of the Trinity is not a way of explaining the inner nature of God but a way of preserving God's mystery; and second, the Trinity should be presented by showing how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God--moving from the Three to the One, not the other way around. An exceptionally clear and engaging presentation of this central Christian doctrine, The Triune God both advances the scholarly and ecclesial discussion on the Trinity and provides an unusually concrete introduction to postliberal theology.
Keith Turner5 Stars Out Of 5June 14, 2010Keith TurnerI must say, that I was overall pleased with Placher's work here. It is a definite recommendation on my part.