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The Cambridge companion to the Trinity /

"How do Christians reconcile their belief in one God with the concept of three divine 'persons'? This Companion provides an overview of how the Christian doctrine of the Trinity has been understood and articulated in the last two thousand years. The Trinitarian theologies of key theologians, from th...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Phan, Peter C., 1943-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
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Online Access: Online version
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Phan (Georgetown Univ.) more than delivers on the "Cambridge Companion" series' promise to provide an accessible introduction to important topics in religious studies. Along with tracing the biblical roots and the historical development of Trinitarian theology, these essays--written by a wide spectrum of Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic scholars--demonstrate the extensive influence of the Trinity in systematic theology, the life of the church, interreligious dialogue, and sociopolitical ethics. Offering an overview of the recent recovery and centrality of the Trinity within the theological landscape, the essays also make significant contributions to classical theology. Elaine Wainwright presents a compelling case for adopting a multilayered hermeneutical approach to interpreting scripture and naming God as triune. Miguel Diaz's essay from black, Latin American, and US Hispanic perspectives and Patricia Fox's chapter on feminist theologies bring to greater fullness talk about God from those who largely have been marginalized from classical Trinitarian reflection. Four different Trinitarian essays engage in comparative theological inquiry with Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. Overall this is an ideal companion-guide to travelers interested in Trinitarian theology. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. S. D. Klopfer Georgetown College

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