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review Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity × eBook or Kindle ePUB å The doctrine of the Trinity stands front and center of the Christian faith and its articulation After a sustained drought of trinitarian engagement the doctrine of the Trinity has increasingly resurged to the forefront of Evangelical confeNg contributors one evangelical and one mainlinecatholic representing each view establish their models and approaches to the doctrine of the Trinity each highlighting the strengths of his view in order to argue how it best reflects the orthodox perspective In order to facilitate a genuine debate and to make sure that the key issues are teased out each contributor addresses the same uestions regarding their trinitarian methodology doctrine and its implicationsContributors include Stephen R Holmes; Paul D Molnar; Thomas H McCall; and Paul S Fidde. While the format and debate is beneficial some of the authors didn't have enough space to espouse their views adeuately The relational views could've used space and lacking that they suggest further reading which is definitely necessary Having said that both relational authors distanced themselves from social trinitarianism in argument and theology So what we have is a serious attempt at trinitarian discourse without a major contemporary voice present in this debate This book is good introduction into the debate while also being inadeuate in presenting a true glimpse of contemporary views

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The doctrine of the Trinity stands front and center of the Christian faith and its articulation After a sustained drought of trinitarian engagement the doctrine of the Trinity has increasingly resurged to the forefront of Evangelical confession The second half of the twentieth century however saw a different kind of trinitarian theology developing giving way to what has commonly been referred to as the 'social Trinity'Social or better relational trinitarianism has garnered a steady reaction from those holding to a classical doctrine of the Trin. This was a helpful book to read when considering the doctrine of the trinity It helped me clarify the major distinctions between the traditional and the relational trinitarian understandings of God Holmes Molnar McCall and Fiddes are good discussion partners with distinct emphases Each author had the chance to write an essay with their view critiue each of the other authors' essays and respond to the criticisms levied against them leading to a helpful discussion of the content discussed Most of the arguments revolved around how immutable God really is how the economic trinity relates to the immanent trinity and what the one ousia and three hypostases really entailUnlike most of Zondervan's Counterpoints books however the knowledge level that is assumed coming into the book was very high The summary that Sexton made at the end of the book would have provided a helpful starting place for readers like me who weren't well versed in the material when coming into the book

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Two Views on the Doctrine of the TrinityIty prompting a careful and thorough re reading of sources and bringing about not only a much coherent view of early trinitarian development but also a strong critiue of relational trinitarian offerings Yet confusion remains As Evangelicals get better at articulating the doctrine of the Trinity and as the current and next generation of believers in various Christian traditions seek to be trinitarian the way forward for trinitarian theology has to choose between the relational and classical model both being legitimate optionsIn this volume leadi. The structure of the book is excellent It’s four theologians each providing an essay on their determination of the true meaning and value of the Trinity After each essay the other three theologians provide their critiues followed by the original authors’ responseThe trouble with this particular book is the four authors all come from western Christianity Additionally the authors are divided up into traditional vs “radical” theology but all of them are arguing that each of their opinions can be traced to traditional church belief On top of that the first two authors start their arguments by warning against the dangers of “relationalsocial Trinitarianism” and modern theologies like it That would be fine but none of the four writers claimed to represent that so it was confusing to read about such an important topic without better and wider representation