Bobby Grow 6 Comments What we know of the persons is their modes of origination and the characteristics attributed to them by Scripture—as long as all attributes are understood to be those of the one simple Godhead. The language of individuation itself serves here to emphasize that the nature of a divine person remains ineffable [1]. Bruce Ware, presented a guest post over at the blog Secundum Scripturas. EFS position. He offers five points of response to the major points of critique as he sees them. What I want to do is to respond to two of his points, his point number one and two.

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Add to Cart Overview Khaled Anatolios , a noted expert on the development of Nicene theology, offers a historically informed theological study of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, showing its relevance to Christian life and thought today. According to Anatolios, the development of Trinitarian doctrine involved a global interpretation of Christian faith as a whole.

Consequently, the meaning of Trinitarian doctrine is to be found in a reappropriation of the process of this development, such that the entirety of Christian existence is interpreted in a Trinitarian manner. Essential for students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople, this informative volume brings fresh perspectives on theological matters. The clarity of his exposition and his constant desire to draw out the consequences of historical exposition mean that this book will find a treasured place on the bookshelves of theologians and theology students across the board.

Hanson and Lewis Ayres as one of the most distinguished interpreters of Nicaea and its legacy. Especially important is his sympathetic interpretation of Athanasius.

For anyone who wants to understand Nicene Christianity and its relevance for today, Anatolios is quite simply indispensable. The result is a brilliant book of spiritual as well as scholarly significance. Reno , professor of theological ethics, Creighton University Undergraduates and seminary students often have difficulty grasping the arguments that led to the formation of the Christian doctrine of Trinity.

This introduction. Dealing with sources of the Eastern and Western traditions, the book overcomes traditional divisions between history of exegesis, historical theology, and systematic theology. Advanced undergraduates might well find the book a helpful companion to their reading of primary sources.

An important overall narrative of critical debates in Christian theology. Teachers and students of these debates and their connections to classical and contemporary Christian practice will find it both clarifying and edifying.


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Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine


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