In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Andreas J. Köstenberger and Scott R. Swain provide a thorough biblical survey and theological treatment of the three persons of the Godhead in John's Gospel.
What if the Trinity we've been taught is not the Trinity of the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, Matthew Barrett reveals a shocking discovery: we have manipulated the Trinity, recreating the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our own image. With clarity and creativity, Barrett mines the Scriptures as well as the creeds and confessions of the faith to help you rediscover the beauty, simplicity, and majesty of our Triune God. You will be surprised to learn that what you believe about the Trinity has untold consequences for salvation and the Christian life. To truly know God, you must meet the One who is simply Trinity.
In this book one of the leading and most popular theologians of our time develops themes he first introduced in 'The Promise of Trinitarian Theology' in 1992, a book which continues to be widely read and used as a textbook in Christian Doctrine throughout the world.Each essay addresses a topic of central importance in Trinitarian theology, ranging from the knowledge of God to the Christian sacraments. Together they reflect in particular on an increasing interest in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and its bearing on the structure of the doctrine of the Trinity and its various sub-themes of Christology and soteriology etc.All but two of the fourteen chapters are published here for the first time.
Delighting in the Trinity gives a down-to-earth, readable explanation of the Trinity, including biblical foundations, historical insights, and practical implications for our everyday lives.
Bruce Ware provides an approachable examination of the doctrine of the Trinity. He discusses the relationship and roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the practical implications of the Trinity for our lives.
Conventional wisdom states that the Hebrew Scriptures only hint that there are persons of Yahveh. This book shows that Moses and other Bible writers wrote strikingly and often, both about the Trinity and the deity of the Messiah. The Old Testament is as explicit about the Trinity and the deity of the Messiah as is the New Testament. The reader of this book will come to know the Trinitarianism in the Hebrew Scriptures that Yahvists knew. The reader of this book will come to read the Bible the same way the inspired writers intended it to be read-as Trinitarian
Communion with God, or in full, "Of communion with God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost each person distinctly, in love, grace, and consolation; or, the saints' fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost unfolded", is John Owen's finest devotional treatise. This work expounds "the most glorious truth that believers may have distinct communion with the three persons Father, Son, and Spirit," and being addressed to the "Christian reader" is sim
If you find the Trinity confusing, you are not alone! What does it mean to say God is "three Persons in one essence"? It might mean a number of things, and it has been understood in several ways by theologians. But how should it be understood, and how was it originally meant? This book shines light on the fog shrouding this subject, equipping you with basic information about the meaning and history of trinitarian ideas, so that you can see the various options and search the scriptures with fresh eyes. Topics include: What does it mean to say that the doctrine of the Trinity is a "mystery"? Is it true that if try to understand the Trinity you'll lose your mind, but if you try to deny it you'll lose your soul? What is the first known trinitarian creed? What did the ancient bishops mean in saying that the Father and Son are "one substance" or "one essence"? Is it true, as some Catholic scholars argue, that the Trinity is not taught in the Bible, although it is taught by later, authoritative sources? What happened at and just before the Council at Constantinople in 381, and why are these events important? Is it a mistake to think that the "Persons" of the Trinity are "persons in the modern sense of the term"? Are the "Persons" of the Trinity something like God's three personalities? Why is it important to distinguish trinitarian formulas from trinitarian claims? Is the one God of the Bible an eternal, loving, perfect community? Contents: Introduction 1 Don't be Afraid to Think about God 2 Formulas vs. Interpretations 3 Trinity vs. trinity 4 The "deity of Christ" vs. the Trinity 5 Get a Date 6 "Persons" 7 "Substance" abuse? 8 Mystery Mountain 9 What's a "God"? 10 Says Who? Epilogue Author: Dale Tuggy (PhD, Brown University) is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He has authored about two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters relating to the Trinity and other topics in analytic theology and philosophy of religion. He has blogged since 2006, and since 2013 has hosted and produced the trinities podcast.
The One True God is a popular presentation of Bible doctrine that will ground readers in the Christian faith. Understanding the personhood and work of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is foundational for appreciating the truth of the Christian’s God. Readers looking for a clear presentation of the doctrine of the Trinity will appreciate this book’s biblical foundation. This title is one in a series being published by Crossway Books in cooperation with Evangelical Training Association. ETA provides Christian education resources for individuals, leaders and teachers, churches, Bible institutes, and other adult educational settings. With short chapters and thought-provoking questions, this book is useful for both personal study and group learning.
What does God actually desire for human life? What is his dream for you, or for me? Is it that we would become just a little nicer? More "moral"? A little more religious? Could it be that there's something else he's after? Many books engage the life of the Trinity at an academic level, focusing simply on fine points of theological distinction. In All Flame, Andrew Arndt drills down, with mystical power and missional energy, to the dream of the God revealed in three Persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--showing how the Triune God is not far but near, already in touch with your life, already present to you, already at work in and through your circumstances to make you the kind of person he desires you to be: all flame.