By Paul Louis Metzger

Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology is a multi-authored exploration of systematic theology from a Trinitarian standpoint. Its goal is to teach how the doctrine of the Trinity sheds mild on different key doctrines-from prolegomena to eschatology and theological ethics. To borrow a word from Robert Jenson, the doctrine of the Trinity 'is now not a separate puzzle to be solved however the framework during which all theology's puzzles are to be solved'. Given the shortage of systematic theologies performed 'trinitarianly', this collective venture indicates a route to persist with within the formula of every specific doctrine represented within the quantity. Trinitarian Soundings grants to turn into a huge paintings given its targeted presentation of significant topics of systematic theology of their classical order, but from a Trinitarian standpoint. Its members comprise veteran theologians in addition to more youthful students who're energetically making use of this Trinitarian concentration. The members symbolize numerous theological traditions and geographical destinations, which definitely convey richness to the theological inquiry. devoted to the reminiscence of a pioneer within the resurgence of Trinitarian theology, the overdue Prof. Colin Gunton, this assortment represents a particular therapy of systematics, cause on displaying the energy of impending all features of the religion from a self-consciously Trinitarian perspective.

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6. This page intentionally left blank 3 The Trinity in the Hebrew Scriptures Paul Blackham Trinitarian theology is the subject of renewed interest. The solutions to the problems of third-millennium life are being rediscovered in the divine life of the Three who are One. In the past, such Trinitarian thinking was deeply nurtured by an appreciation of the profoundly Trinitarian theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, but today this renaissance has been slow to arrive. In this chapter, I want to think about the theological assumptions that have prevented the depth of exegesis that we so desperately need at this time.

26-45. S0ren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death, ed. and tr. Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980), p. 31. Colin E. Gunton, A Brief Theology of Revelation: The 1993 Warfield Lectures (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1995), p. 118. See Gunton, A Brief Theology of Revelation, p. 99. Stanley Hauerwas, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), p. 53. Lesslie Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989), p.

188. See Fowl and Jones, Reading in Communion, p. 145. Fowl and Jones, Reading in Communion, p. 144. Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, p. 145. Martin Luther, 'Heidelberg Disputation', in Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings, p. 44. John Howard Yoder, 'Armaments and Eschatology', quoted in Stanley Hauerwas, With the Grain of the Universe: The Church's Witness and Natural Theology (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2001), p. 6. This page intentionally left blank 3 The Trinity in the Hebrew Scriptures Paul Blackham Trinitarian theology is the subject of renewed interest.

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