Conclusion: Prospects for Trinitarian Theology

Gilles Emery and Matthew Levering

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

Conclusion: Prospects for Trinitarian Theology

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This article offers some thoughts about the future prospects of Trinitarian theology. It argues that the vocation of Trinitarian theology is “to think” the mystery of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit not in a rationalist fashion but to provide an account of it with the resources of human intelligence guided by faith, as much for the sake of believers. It lists eight important tasks that present themselves today to Trinitarian reflection. These include the need for Christian faith to show its monotheistic nature in a manner adapted to its object (God the Trinity himself) as well as to the cultures in which the Christian faith is expressed and the renewal of Trinitarian theology's reflection on the incomprehensibility of God.

Keywords: Trinitarian theology; faith; Christian faith; cultures; incomprehensibility of God; monotheistic nature

Article.  2901 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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