The Trinity in the Reformers

Scott R. Swain

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Trinity in the Reformers

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This article examines the thoughts and views of Protestant Reformers on the Trinity. It highlights the efforts of the Reformers, in light of the new exegetical modes arising with the Renaissance, to articulate Trinitarian doctrine biblically with a focus on the economy of salvation rather than on metaphysical or logical debates per se, although the Reformers engaged in those too when necessary. It considers the relationship between the Reformers and ecumenical Trinitarian orthodoxy and describes the shape of early Protestant Trinitarian thought as it is expressed in exegesis, dogmatics, and catechesis.

Keywords: Protestant Reformers; Trinity; exegetical modes; economy of salvation; Trinitarian orthodoxy; Protestant Trinitarian; catechesis

Article.  6117 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion

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