Unique for its breadth in studying theologians not only from Europe and North America but also from Latin America, Asia, and Africa, this landmark volume introduces the doctrine of the Trinity, examining the work and thought of contemporary theologian throughout the world. In part 1, Karkkainen provides an overview of the biblical roots of the doctrine, discussing both the idea of plurality in God on the Old Testament and the rise of Trinitarian understands in the New Testament. In part 2, he details the historical growth of Trinitarian traditions. And then, in parts 3 and 4, he delves in specific Western theologies and non-Western theologies, respectively, introducing the thought of Karl Rahner, Jurgen Moltmann, Elizabeth Johnson, Mark, S. Heim, Leonardo Boff, Jung Young Lee, and A. O. Ogbonnaya, among many others, Also including both an introductory consideration of the doctrines significance and a concluding assessment agenda for future thought, Karkkainens The Trinity is the broadest and most comprehensive contemporary study on the Trinity available.
Veli-Matti Karkkainen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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