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Trinity and Salvation: Christian Life as an Existence in the Trinity

Daniel A. Keating

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557813.003.0033

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Trinity and Salvation: Christian Life as an Existence in the Trinity

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This article examines the relation between Trinity and salvation. It analyzes the issue of Christian life as an existence in the Trinity through a close reading of selected biblical texts that touch directly on our relationship with the Father, the Son, and/or the Spirit. The analysis indicates that the doctrine of the Trinity has everything to do with the topic of salvation and with the way of life that Christians are summoned to. It argues that faith and the sacraments bring about real transformation through the indwelling of the Spirit and adoptive sonship in the Son, so that Christians already live in the Trinity.

Keywords: Trinity; salvation; Christian life; biblical texts; sacraments; indwelling of the Spirit

Article.  6538 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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