Advancing Trinitarian Theology
: Throughout the last century theologians gave great attention to the doctrine of the Trinity, and succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought. But as they highlighted the novelty of the revolutionary new trinitarianism, a number...
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Throughout the last century theologians gave great attention to the doctrine of the Trinity, and succeeded in restoring it to a central place in Christian thought. But as they highlighted the novelty of the revolutionary new trinitarianism, a number of generalizations and simplifications crept into the discussion: a contrast between a supposed ?Eastern? view versus a ?Western? view; a social and perichoretic foundation for divine unity; and considerable scapegoating of major historical figures, especially among early Latin theologians.
What is needed today is a re-evaluation of the twentieth-century trinitarian revolution in light of more careful historical retrievals of major thinkers from the classic tradition, in light of interesting developments in analytic theology, and in light of more nuanced conversations among representatives from between different Christian traditions.
The second annual Los Angeles Theology Conference sought to make constructive progress in the doctrine of the Trinity by highlighting the counter-revolutionary trends in the most recent trinitarian thought, and aligning the trinitarian revival with the ongoing task of retrieving the classical doctrine of the Trinity.
Fred Sanders (Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA) Associate Professor of Theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is the author of The Deep Things of God: The Trinity and Evangelical Existence (Crossway, 2010); Blessed Trinity: An Approach to the Doctrine of God and Salvation; John Wesley on the Christian Life Crossway, 2012); Editor and contributor to Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology (Broadman andHolman, 2007); The Image of the Immanent Trinity: Rahner's Rule and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (NY: Peter Lang, 2005) and Dr. Doctrines Christian Comix, (four volumes from InterVarsity Press, July 1999.)
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Oliver D. Crisp (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Bristol. Crisp is an evangelical philosophical theologian who completed his doctoral studies under Paul Helm. Previously, he taught at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (2002-2004), and held the Frederick J. Crosson Research Fellowship in the Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, USA (2004-2005). He was visiting lecturer at Regent College, Vancouver lecturing on Christology.
His published works include Jonathan Edwards: Philosophical Theologian (Ashgate, 2003), edited with Paul Helm, bringing together state-of-the-art essays from leading theologians and philosophers from the USA and UK on Edwards; also published Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (Ashgate, 2005) and An American Augustinian: Sin and Salvation in the Dogmatic Theology of William G. T. Shedd
Two volumes on Christology; Divinity and Humanity: the Incarnation Reconsidered (Cambridge, 2007) and God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology(T & T Clark, 2009).
Forthcoming works include An Essay on Original Sin (Oxford University Press, 2010); Analytic Theology, edited with Michael Rea (Oxford University Press, 2008); A Reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology (Continuum, 2008); Retrieving Dogmatics: Essays in Reformed Theology (Paternoster, 2010) and Helm on Philosophy of Religion: Collected Essays of Paul Helm (Ashgate, 2010).
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- :acknowledgementsintroduction (the Editors)list Of Contributors1. Lewis Ayres, Durham University2. Stephen Holmes, University Of St. Andrews3. Karen Kilby, University Of Nottingham4. Thomas Mccall, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School5. Fred Sanders, Biola University