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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Trinity in the Life of the Church

This coming Sunday is, for most Western Christians, celebrated as Trinity Sunday, often the bane of preachers who must try to make sense of what the human mind can only dimly grasp. Too often, I suspect, most of us are like Dorothy Sayers: "The Father is incomprehensible, the Son is incomprehensible, the whole damned thing is incomprehensible." But next year those preachers will surely have some help in a new book to be released this fall under the editorship of Khaled Anatolios, whom I interviewed here about his last, and justly celebrated, book Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine. 

This new book is a collection of articles by leading and well-known scholars: The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church (Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History) (Baker Academic, 2014), 272pp.

About this book we are told:
In this volume, a noted theologian brings together an ecumenical roster of leading scholars to explore trinitarian faith as it is concretely experienced in the life of the church. Drawing upon and fostering renewed interest in trinitarian theology, the contributors--including Brian E. Daley, John Behr, and Kathleen McVey--clarify the centrality of trinitarian doctrine in salvation, worship, and life. This is the third volume in Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History, a partnership between Baker Academic and the Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The series is a deliberate outreach by the Orthodox community to Protestant and Catholic seminarians, pastors, and theologians.

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