God the Holy Trinity (Beeson Divinity Studies Series)
God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and practical aspects of the core Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout, the contributors highlight the trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. The esteemed...
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God the Holy Trinity brings together leading scholars from diverse theological perspectives to reflect on various theological and practical aspects of the core Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Throughout, the contributors highlight the trinitarian shape of spiritual formation. The esteemed lineup of contributors includes Alister E. McGrath; Gerald L. Bray; James Earl Massey; Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.; Frederica Mathewes-Green; J. I. Packer; Timothy George; Ellen T. Charry; and Cornelius Plantinga Jr. This book will appeal to students, church leaders, and interested laity. It is the second book in the Beeson Divinity Studies series.
James Earl Massey is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-at-Large of the Anderson University School of Theology. He is also pastor-emeritus and founding pastor of Metropolitan Church of God.
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.,(S.T.D Gregorian University in Rome) is currently the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, a position he has held since 1988. Among his many books are The Catholicity of the Church (OUP, 1985), Models of Revelation (1983, rev. 1992), and The Craft of Theology (1992).
Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Theology of the Reformers and Pilgrims on the Sawdust Trail: Evangelical Ecumenism and the Quest for Christian Identity. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board for Books and Culture, Harvard Theological Review, and Christian History. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His textbook, Theology of the Reformers, is the standard textbook in many schools and seminaries on Reformation theology.
Ellen Charry (Ph.D., Temple University) is Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her interest is in the role of Christian practices and beliefs in the spiritual life. She teaches a Ph.D. seminar in patristic theology, often Augustine's doctrine of God, she serves as an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.
She has authored God and the Art of Happiness with assistance from the Evangelical Education Society of the Episcopal Church. Her other major publications include By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine (Oxford University Press) and Inquiring after God: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Blackwell) and Psalms (Brazos Theological Commentary)
Gerald Bray (D. Litt., University of Paris-Sorbonne) is Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama and Director of Research for the Latimer Trust in Cambridge.
He is the author of The Doctrine of God (Contours of Christian Theology series, IVP); Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present (Apollos); Creeds, Councils, and Christ (Christian Focus Publications); Yours is the Kingdom: A systematic theology of the Lord's Prayer and most recently We Believe in One God (Volume 1, Ancient Christian Doctrine, IVP) and Commentaries on Romans and 1-2 Corinthians (Ancient Christian Texts, IVP).
He is also the editor of the Anglican journal Churchman, and has edited three volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (IVP) and the fist volume on Galatians and Ephesians (Volume 10, Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series, IVPress, 2011) and has most recently written God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology (Crossway, 2012).
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James Innell Packer was born in Gloucester, UK, in 1926, the son of a clerk for the Great Western Railway. Packer won a scholarship to Oxford University, where he obtained a BA (1948), MA (1954), and PhD (1954). It was at Oxford that Packer attended lectures by C.S. Lewis, whose teachings would become a major influence in his life. In a meeting of the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union, Packer committed his life to Christian service.
After briefly teaching Greek at Oak Hill College in London, Packer entered Wycliffe Hall to study theology and was ordained in the Anglican Church, becoming a presbyter in 1953. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Packer held several academic positions at Tyndale Hall, Bristol and Oxford. During this time, he became recognized as a leader in the evangelical movement in the Church of England. In 1978, he signed the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which affirmed the conservative position on inerrancy, although he is not a literalist with regard to the creation narratives of Genesis. On the matter of ministry roles in the church, Packer is a complementarian. His theology is Reformed, though he is open to ecumenical rapprochement with Anglo-Catholics, which has drawn sharp criticism from some quarters. He famously parted ways with Martyn Lloyd-Jones over this issue in the late 1960s.
In 1979, Packer moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada, to take up a position with Regent College, where he would become Professor of Theology, a position he retains beyond the age of 90, even though his vision is now seriously impaired. Since 2009, Packer has been theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America.
During a ministry career spanning over six decades, and through his prolific written output, Packer has distinguished himself as one of the leading theologians and church historians of our time. His book Knowing God (1973) has become a modern classic, and he has done much to stimulate wider interest in the great works of Puritan spirituality - a great passion of his. He has been a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible (2001), an evangelical revision of the Revised Standard Version of 1971. His other books include, A Quest for Godliness, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Growing in Christ, and Rediscovering Holiness.
Packer and his wife Kit have three adopted children. Packer rises early at four in the morning, and until he lost his eyesight wrote by means of his old manual typewriter. He loves seriously hot and spicy food, and his favourite book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes.
Cornelius Plantinga Jnr (Ph.D., magna cum laude, Princeton Theological Seminary) is President of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The author of five books and co-editor of two, he serves on the editorial board of Books & Culture, and his many articles and essays have appeared in such periodicals as Theology Today, First Things, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century. His 1995 book on sin, Not the Way It's Supposed to Be, won the Christianity Today's 1996 Book of the Year award. His other books include Discerning the Spirits: A Guide to Thinking About Christian Worship and Engaging God's World: A Christian vision of faith, learning and living.
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
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