The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Paperback | June 16, 2014

EditorGilles Emery, Matthew Levering

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This handbook examines the history of Trinitarian theology and reveals the Nicene unity still at work among Christians today despite ecumenical differences and the variety of theological perspectives. The forty-three chapters are organized into the following seven parts: the Trinity inScripture, Patristic witnesses to the Trinitarian faith, Medieval appropriations of the Trinitarian faith, the Reformation through to the 20th Century, Trinitarian Dogmatics, the Trinity and Christian life, and Dialogues (addressing ecumenical, interreligious, and cultural interactions). The phrase "Trinitarian faith" can hardly be understood outside of reference to the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople and to their reception: the doctrine of the Trinity is indissociably connected to the reading of Scripture through the ecclesial and theological traditions. The modern period ischaracterized especially by the arrival of history, under two principal aspects: "historical theology" and "philosophies of history". In contemporary theology, the principal "theological loci" are Trinity and creation, Trinity and grace, Trinity and monotheism, Trinity and human life (ethics,society, politics and culture), and more broadly Trinity and history. In all these areas, this handbook offers essays that do justice to the diversity of view points, while also providing, insofar as possible, a coherent ensemble.

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This handbook examines the history of Trinitarian theology and reveals the Nicene unity still at work among Christians today despite ecumenical differences and the variety of theological perspectives. The forty-three chapters are organized into the following seven parts: the Trinity inScripture, Patristic witnesses to the Trinitarian f...

Gilles Emery, O.P, is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a member of the International Theological Commission, and he is most recently the author of Trinity, Church, and the Human Person; The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas; and The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Gilles Emery and Matthew Levering: IntroductionPart I: The Trinity in Scripture1. Khaled Anatolios: The Canonization of Scripture in the Context of Trinitarian Doctrine2. Christopher Seitz: The Trinity in the Old Testament3. C. Kavin Rowe: The Trinity in the Letters of St. Paul and Hebrews4. Ben Witherington III: The Trinity in the Johannine Literature5. Simon Gathercole: The Trinity in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts6. Mark Edwards: Exegesis and the Early Christian Doctrine of the TrinityPart II: Patristic Witnesses to the Trinitarian Faith7. Stephen M. Hildebrand: The Trinity in the Ante-Nicene Fathers8. J. Warren Smith: The Trinity in the Fourth Century Fathers9. Lewis Ayres: Augustine on the Trinity10. Andrew Louth: Late Patristic Developments on the Trinity in the EastPart III: Medieval Appropriations of the Trinitarian Faith11. Lauge O. Nielsen: Trinitarian Theology from Alcuin to Anselm12. Dominique Poirel: Scholastic Reasons, Monastic Meditations and Victorine Conciliations: The Question of the Unity and Plurality of God in the 12th Century13. Joseph Wawrykow: Franciscan and Dominican Trinitarian theology (13th Century): Bonaventure and Aquinas14. Russell L. Friedman: Medieval Trinitarian Theology from the late Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Centuries15. Karl Christian Felmy: The Development of the Trinity Doctrine in Byzantium (9th-15th Centuries)Part IV: The Reformation to the 20th Century16. Scott R. Swain: The Trinity in the Reformers17. Ulrich L. Lehner: The Trinity in the Early Modern Era (ca. 1550-1770)18. Cyril O'Regan: The Trinity in Kant, Hegel, and Schelling19. Samuel M. Powell: Nineteenth Century Protestant Doctrines of the Trinity20. Aidan Nichols: Catholic Theology of the Trinity in the Nineteenth Century21. George Hunsinger: Karl Barth's Doctrine of the Trinity, and Some Protestant Doctrines after Barth22. Vincent Holzer: . Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and 20th Century Catholic Currents on the Trinity23. Aristotle Papanikolaou: Contemporary Orthodox Currents on the Trinity24. Fergus Kerr: Trinitarian Theology in the Light of Analytic PhilosophyPart V: Trinitarian Dogmatics25. Kathryn Tanner: The Trinity as Christian Teaching26. Rudi A. te Velde: The Divine Person(s): Trinity, Person, and Analogous Naming27. Emmanuel Durand: A Theology of God the Father28. Thomas G. Weinandy: Trinitarian Christology: The Eternal Son29. Bruce D. Marshall: The Deep Things of God: Trinitarian Pneumatology30. Risto Saarinen: The Trinity, Creation and Christian Anthropology31. Charles Morerod: The Trinity, the Church, and the Sacraments32. Daniel A. Keating: Trinity and Salvation: Christian Life as an Existence in the TrinityPart VI: The Trinity and Christian Life33. Geoffrey Wainwright: The Trinity in Liturgy and Preaching34. Francois Boespflug: The Trinity in Christian Visual Arts35. Romanus Cessario: The Trinitarian Imprint on the Moral Life36. Amy Laura Hall: The Trinity and Moral Life: Julian's Trinitarian Logic of Love and Contagion37. Francesca Aran Murphy: The Trinity and Prayer38. Nonna Verna Harrison: The Trinity and Feminism39. Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt: Trinity and PoliticsPart VII: Dialogues40. David Fergusson: Ecumenism and the Doctrine of the Trinity Today41. Ellen T. Charry: The Doctrine of God in Jewish-Christian Dialogue42. Gavin D'Costa: The Trinity in Interreligious Dialogues43. Tracey Rowland: Globalization, Postmodern Theories of Culture and the TrinityGilles Emery and Matthew Levering: Conclusion: Prospects for Trinitarian Theology