Something quite extraordinary has happened in Catholic trinitarian theology in the last thirty years or so: the mystery of the Trinity is being approached by reflection on the paschal mystery of Jesus' death and resurrection.
A startling revitalized trinitarian theology has emerged. The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery examines and assesses this new development in relation to the classical tradition of trinitarian theology and offers a meta-methodological perspective from which to understand it.
One of the few theologians who have pursued this innovative line of thought, Anne Hunt analyzes the works of four contemporary theologians. Francois Durrwell, C.SS.R., Ghislain Lafont, O.S.B., Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Sebastian Moore, O.S.B., have all written on this interconnection of the mysteries. Each expressed dissatisfaction with classical Latin trinitarian theology and sought a fuller, and more adequate explication of the mystery.
As a text for college or graduate student courses, as a scholarship reference, and as a guide for interested educated laity, The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery is an exhilarating and invigorating journey into that most central of the Christian mysteries, our triune God.
Argued with exemplary clarity and precision, this work of Anne Hunt is a remarkable book and represents a major contribution to contemporary studies on the mystery of the trinity. As a study of a major shift in contemporary trinitarian reflection, its focus is on the paschal mystery as both salvific and as revelatory of the mystery of the divine. . . . This is an excellent text that should become a part of any graduate-level study of contemporary reflection on the trinity and on Christology.Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois