• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church (Hardback)
  • A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church (Hardback)

A Brief History of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Early Church (Hardback)

Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 30/08/2007
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Franz Dunzl gives an account of the formation of the doctrine of the Trinity in a narrative based on contemporary sources: as he remarks in the preface, he wants to describe the human struggle over the truth of the Christian image of God and as far as possible let the early Christians speak for themselves. His main concern is to describe the dynamic of the disputes over the theology of the Trinity in a vivid way which is easy to follow, pointing out the foundations of the doctrine and the decisive shifts in its development. He tries to see the often bitter discussion not as a barren dispute but as an evolutionary process in which the rivalry is a necessary and positive factor in moving the debate forward. After an introduction to the problem, the book describes the beginning of christology and the first models of the relationship between 'Father' and 'Son': it then describes the controversies leading up to the Council of Nicaea, which are discussed at length, going on to show how Nicaea didn't settle the question and continuing the account up to the Council of Constantinople in 381. It brings out the political influences which governed this second stage of the discussion in an illuminating way. A survey and bibliography round the book off.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567031921
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm

"Dunzl's honest and sobering look at the origins of the Christian faith is essential for critically minded Christians and thinkers."
-Brian M. Doyle, Catholic Books Review

Professor Dunzl's book gives a clear and concise account of what one might call the public history of the doctrine of the Trinity. The various tributaries to the development of the doctrine, biblical and philosophical, are lucidly described and clear paths traced through the complex debates of the fourth century. The role of the West and the papacy, often neglected in this context, is given careful attention. It provides an unparalleled introduction to the subject.--Sanford Lakoff

You may also be interested in...

Remembering God
Added to basket
The Holy Science
Added to basket
From Teilhard to Omega
Added to basket
Levinas and Theology
Added to basket
Woman, Thou Art Loosed!
Added to basket
Theology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Conscience: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Added to basket
When The Heart Waits
Added to basket
Lost Scriptures
Added to basket
The Lives of Man
Added to basket
Added to basket
Temple Theology
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.