Trinity & Humanity: An Introduction to the Theology of Colin Gunton
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Colin Gunton is regarded by many as one of the most important English theologians of the twentieth century. A prolific writer and creative thinker, Gunton taught at King's College, London, for over thirty years, until his untimely death in 2003. In this first single-authored introduction to Gunton's theology, Uche Anizor traces the key theological themes, major contributions, and criticisms of his work. Each chapter provides a synthesis and overview of Gunton's thought on a particular doctrine or set of doctrines, calling attention to the particular Trinitarian shape of his theology. In Trinity and Humanity, Anizor provides a handy entree into the corpus of the man.
'Colin Gunton helped shape contemporary theology by inspiring and shaping many young scholars. He did this by his passion as much as he did it by his methodology and dogmatic conclusions. In this welcome survey of Gunton's theology, Uche Anizor attentively captures not only the content, but also the energy behind Gunton's work. Even when Gunton falls short, and he does at times, there remains so much to learn from him. Thankfully, Anizor's volume will help us not forget the mark this joyful and yet restless theologian left.'
Kelly M. Kapic, Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College, USA
'Trinity and Humanity is an important theological resource as the author discusses the full range of Gunton's thought extending from the Trinity to creation, reason and revelation, ecclesiology, Christology, atonement, Pneumatology and more, while carefully providing his own very helpful and insightful critical responses. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Colin Gunton or does a little of both, one certainly will learn a great deal from this book.'
Paul D. Molnar, Professor of Systematic Theology, St. John's University, Queens NY, USA
:This remarkable and intriguing work is the only single author and introductory
treatment of Colin Gunton's significant theology currently available, tracing
the key theological themes, major contributions and continuing criticisms
of his work. The book highlights throughout the Trinity and the concept of
humanity and mediation as critical to understanding Gunton's theology. A
chief aim of the book is to recommend Gunton to an evangelical audience,
while providing a general introduction and overview to all who are unfamiliar
with his work.
Uche Anizor (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Kings and Priests: Scripture's Theological Account of Its Readers and a contributor for Aspects of Reforming: Theology and Practice in Sixteenth Century Europe. Uche is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Karl Barth Society of North America, and his interests include theological method, the theological interpretation of Scripture and the theology of Colin Gunton. He and his wife Melissa live in La Mirada, California.