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Nicaea and its Legacy by Lewis Ayres

Title Nicaea and its Legacy
Author Lewis Ayres
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release 2006-04-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780198755050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Lewis Ayres offers a new account of the most important century in the development of Christian belief after Christ. He shows how the doctrine of the Trinity was developed, and in particular argues that a conception of God's mysteriousness and spiritual progress towards understanding is central to that doctrine.

Nicaea and Its Legacy by Lewis Ayres

Title Nicaea and Its Legacy
Author Lewis Ayres
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release 2004-10-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 475
ISBN 0198755066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first part of Nicaea and its Legacy offers a narrative of the fourth-century trinitarian controversy. It does not assume that the controversy begins with Arius, but with tensions among existing theological strategies. Lewis Ayres argues that, just as we cannot speak of one `Arian' theology, so we cannot speak of one `Nicene' theology either, in 325 or in 381. The second part of the book offers an account of the theological practices and assumptions within whichpro-Nicene theologians assumed their short formulae and creeds were to be understood. Ayres also argues that there is no fundamental division between eastern and western trinitarian theologies at the end of the fourth century. The last section of the book challenges modern post-Hegelian trinitarian theology toengage with Nicaea more deeply.

Augustine and the Trinity by Lewis Ayres

Title Augustine and the Trinity
Author Lewis Ayres
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2010-11-11
Category Religion
Total Pages
ISBN 1139493329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Augustine of Hippo (354–430) strongly influenced western theology, but he has often been accused of over-emphasizing the unity of God to the detriment of the Trinity. In Augustine and the Trinity, Lewis Ayres offers a new treatment of this important figure, demonstrating how Augustine's writings offer one of the most sophisticated early theologies of the Trinity developed after the Council of Nicaea (325). Building on recent research, Ayres argues that Augustine was influenced by a wide variety of earlier Latin Christian traditions which stressed the irreducibility of Father, Son and Spirit. Augustine combines these traditions with material from non-Christian Neoplatonists in a very personal synthesis. Ayres also argues that Augustine shaped a powerful account of Christian ascent toward understanding of, as well as participation in the divine life, one that begins in faith and models itself on Christ's humility.

Athanasius and His Legacy by Thomas G. Weinandy

Title Athanasius and His Legacy
Author Thomas G. Weinandy
Publisher Fortress Press
Release 2017-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1506406297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., and Daniel A. Keating introduce readers to one the key thinkers of the fourth century and the chief architect of Christian doctrine: Athanasius. The authors carefully illuminate Athanasius‘s crucial text Against the Arians, unfolding the Trinitarian and incarnation framework of Athanasius‘s paramount concern (soteriology), and providing, in the second part, a robust map of the reception and influence of Athanasius‘s thought-from its immediate impact on the late fourth and fifth centuries (in the Cappadocians and Cyril) to its significance in the Eastern and Western traditions and its reception in contemporary thought.

Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett

Title Simply Trinity
Author Matthew Barrett
Publisher Baker Books
Release 2021-03-16
Category Religion
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1493428721
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Joseph Smith s Tritheism by Dayton Hartman

Title Joseph Smith s Tritheism
Author Dayton Hartman
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2014-01-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 162
ISBN 1630872784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods." --Joseph Smith Few figures in North American religious history are quite as enigmatic as Joseph Smith. His unabashed adherence to tritheism gave birth to one of the most influential religious movements in American history. Many attempts have been made to engage his life and unorthodox theology. However, Joseph Smith's Tritheism is a unique text that blends church history, thoughtful theological exegesis, and evangelical apologetics in an attempt to engage Joseph Smith's theology anew.

Title The Trinitarian Theology of Basil of Caesarea
Author Stephen M. Hildebrand
Publisher CUA Press
Release 2007
Category Religion
Total Pages 254
ISBN 0813214734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book explores Basil's Trinitarian thought as the meeting place of the worlds within which he lived, that of ancient Greek culture and learning, and that of Christian faith lived in the liturgy and expressed in the Scripture.

Title Introducing Christian Theologies Volume One
Author Victor I. Ezigbo
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2013-08-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1621897923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Should Christianity's theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the "theological face" of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American "theological face" of Christianity by interacting with the voices of the Christian communities from around the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from across the globe, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine.

Divine Simplicity by Paul R. Hinlicky

Title Divine Simplicity
Author Paul R. Hinlicky
Publisher Baker Academic
Release 2016-07-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1493402749
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Fresh Articulation of the Unity of God This volume critiques various ways divine simplicity--which suggests God's being is identical to God's attributes--has shaped Christian theology and offers a fresh articulation of the unity of God. The author proposes that the concept of divine simplicity, carried over from the Greek metaphysical tradition, was heedlessly incorporated into the language of Christian trinitarian theology during the patristic period. He identifies numerous problems that have resulted from its retention in postpatristic Christian dogmatics, arguing that uncritical use of the concept renders the biblical God inexpressible and unknowable. This major contribution to contemporary trinitarian dogmatics also contains a unique approach to the problem of Christian-Muslim relations.

Title Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition
Author Craig A. Carter
Publisher Baker Books
Release 2018-04-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1493413295
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The rise of modernity, especially the European Enlightenment and its aftermath, has negatively impacted the way we understand the nature and interpretation of Christian Scripture. In this introduction to biblical interpretation, Craig Carter evaluates the problems of post-Enlightenment hermeneutics and offers an alternative approach: exegesis in harmony with the Great Tradition. Carter argues for the validity of patristic christological exegesis, showing that we must recover the Nicene theological tradition as the context for contemporary exegesis, and seeks to root both the nature and interpretation of Scripture firmly in trinitarian orthodoxy.