Item description for The Trinity in German Thought by Samuel M. Powell...
This volume describes the three ideas that govern modern German Trinitarian thought: the ideas of reflective selfhood, of revelation, and of history. Reflective selfhood designates the attempt at finding an analogy between the Trinity and the structure of the human self. Such attempts, following the lead of Augustine, typically see the structure of self-consciousness as an especially apt analogy of the Trinity. Revelation points to two questions: what is the Word of God?; and can the idea of the Trinity be derived from the Word? From Martin Luther to the present, Trinitarian thought has depended on the way in which theologians conceived of the Word. History designates the impact that historical modes of thought have had on Trinitarian thought. For some, history has meant a critical approach to Scripture and creeds; for others, it has meant God's own participation in history.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.81" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Jan 8, 2001
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521781965 ISBN13 9780521781961
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More About Samuel M. Powell
Samuel M. Powell is professor of philosophy and religion and dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University. He is an editor, author, and ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. He also serves on the editorial committee of Kingswood Press and as secretary-treasurer of the Wesleyan Theological Society. From 1999 to 2001, he participated in the John Templeton Foundation Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. In 2005, he received the Wesleyan Theological Society's Smith-Wynkoop award for his book, Participating in God: Creation and Trinity. He and his wife, Terrie, live in Santee, California, and have two children and two grandchildren.
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