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Overview The Trinity is a basic teaching of the Christian faith. It defines God's essence and describes how He relates to us. The Forgotten Trinity is a concise, understandable explanation of what the Trinity is and why it matters. It refutes cultic distortions of God. It shows how a grasp of this significant teaching leads to renewed worship and deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian. And amid today's emphasis on the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, The Forgotten Trinity is a balanced look at all three persons of the Trinity.
Publishers Description Discover Afresh the Living Truth of a Foundational Christian Belief The Trinity is a basic teaching of the Christian faith. It defines God's essence and describes how He relates to us. The Forgotten Trinity is a concise, understandable explanation of what the Trinity is and why it matters. It refutes cultic distortions of God. It shows how a grasp of this significant teaching leads to renewed worship and deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian. And amid today's emphasis on the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, The Forgotten Trinity is a balanced look at all three persons of the Trinity.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 1556617259 ISBN13 9781556617256
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More About James R. White
James White is one of the most prolific Christian apologists today. He has pubically debated cult members as will as heretical Christians sects.
James R. White currently resides in Phoenix, in the state of Arizona. James R. White was born in 1962.
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Excellent introduction to the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity! Feb 6, 2007
There is a reason why this book was given only about 5 reviews out of 34: This is a really really informative work and those five people are ignorant on at least two possibilities:
1. They assume that this is meant to be an exhaustive apologetic to the Trinity, when, in fact, James White clearly stated that it is not early on in the book.
2. They do not understand what Trinitarians actually believe, but instead rely on strawmen charicatures.
In "The Forgotten Trinity" James White guides the reader on a journey to understanding a doctrine that is so often misunderstood by many today. I believe that the focus of the work wasn't intended for the seminary graduate or the staunch JW apologist, but for the believer who has a desire to really know who their Creator is. If the reader misses the first two chapters, then he has missed the entire point that James White is making: this work is not meant to be an exhuastive apologetic. If it is truly your desire to know who your Creator is, then you cannot possibly go wrong in reading this book. But even if you have been a Christian for 30 years, I still believe that you will find this book extremely beneficial, as James White gives the reader extensive footnotes that go in depth with Greek/Hebrew exegesis and responds to the most recent and strongest attacks against the Trinity.
The only setback I could find was that the person of the Holy Spirit wasn't dealt with as much as the deity of Christ. While I understand White's reasons for doing so (the Holy Spirit is mentioned less in Scripture), I think that more Christians are more unfamiliar with the Holy Spirit than they are with the Deity of Christ. For instance, who's deity are you more equipped to defend with an experienced JW apologist, the Deity of Christ, or the Diety of the Holy Spirit? If someone asked you, "Show me biblical evidence that the Holy Spirit is God, and is coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Son." How would you respond? This is not to say that James White doesn't deal with these questions (there is an entire chapter dealing with the Holy Spirit), I just felt that a little more detail should have been given in regards to the Holy Spirit.
But with all disagreements aside, I can think of no work that is more clear and articulate in establishing a foundation for the doctrine of the Trinity in the life of any believer, no matter how well learned.
Good; compact read... Nov 24, 2006
James White did a very good job of introducing the doctrine of the Trinity to the believer. Most of the book was focused on the Deity of Christ and very little to the Holy Spirit. But, still was very well done. It was a great commentary on John 1:1 and also other texts involving proving the Trinity. So deep where it needed to be and quoting Scripture and moving on in other parts.
He also did a good job of answering objections by those who are polytheists, modalists and docetists so that the believer will be ready to answer, through Scripture, tough questions.
Very good book and would recommend to any believer.
Preacher/teacher-friendly; A critical work Jul 14, 2006
I've used this work in sermon and Bible study prep for several years and will continue. White's pointed arguments help me grasp each issue's heart and efficiently make the case for this critical doctrine. I borrow from White to innoculate my listeners from cult attacks. I discount reviewers who don't even get the author's name correct. He is James R. White--not "John." Read the book.
Top Notch Jun 15, 2006
Dr. White's book is good for both Christians who need to grow in and understand better the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, and for those who are in cultic religions that deny the Trinity. Dr. White has done an excellent job and has blessed the Church with this work.
Good Book On The Layman Level May 27, 2006
The best thing about this book is that it covers THE dominating truth of the Christian faith - the essentiality of the Trinity - in an easy-to-read format. Through its 200 or so pages, White deals with passages that teach the doctrine of the Tri-unity of God, and ultimately espouses the importance of the Trinitarian worldview.
The one thing I think could have improved this book was a more thorough discussion of the early church heresies. Most are mentioned, particularly the Oneness teaching, but they are not dealt with in sufficient depth. Thus, I give it four stars.