Explores ways in which Trinitarian theology interfaces with major themes of systematic theology. The driving force of Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology is that all of theology is to be shaped in view of the doctrine of the Trinity. To borrow a statement from Robert Jenson, the Trinity "is not a separate puzzle to be solved but the framework within which all theology's puzzles are to be solved". This book explores ways in which Trinitarian theology interfaces with major themes of systematic theology. Given that there are few systematic theologies done 'trinitarianly', the collective project will serve as a road map that suggests a path to follow in the formulation of each particular doctrine. Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology is unique as it presents the major themes of systematic theology from a Trinitarian perspective through the contributions of leading and emerging scholars in the field. The study promises to become an important work for those interested in theology, as its contributors include veteran theologians like Colin Gunton, Robert Jenson, James Houston, Georg Pfleiderer and Stanley Grenz.
Additionally, this volume includes contributions from a few younger theologians who are employing this Trinitarian focus with renewed zeal. In all, this collection represents an exciting exploration in systematics, showing how profitable it is to approach all aspects of the faith from a self-consciously Trinitarian perspective.
Mention --Theology Digest, Summer 2006 'This collection of essays forms a fitting tribute to the late Colin Gunter (1941-2003)....The essays...offer sharp, concise reflections on a wide range of theological themes, and the whole volume is organised around the traditional loci of systemic theology...the whole collection is pervaded by some of Gunton's deepest theological commitments.'--Ben Myers, Faith and Theology, October 2006 "This book is a way forward for systematic theology. It presents a way to do theology without treating the Trinity in a passing manner or relegating to an afterthought to be placed in an appendix. From beginning to end we can formulate our doctrine of God and everything that follows in Trinitarian terms and for that this book is to be commended." - Nick Norelli, http: //rdtwot.wordpress.com/ Mention -Theology Digest, Summer 2006 Reviewed by Mark S M Scott in Theological Review vol.19 no.2 2007 Mention Theology Digest, Summer 2006 'These fine essays, written by his friends, colleagues, and former students, make a fitting tribute to the late Colin Gunton, to whom they are dedicated. Each chapter examines a particular doctrine through a Trinitarian perspective; together, they comprise a sort of Trinitarian Summa that challenges Christian theologians to understand every aspect of the faith in the light of the God who is Father, Son, and Spirit. In so doing, they effectively demonstrate why the return of Trinitarian thinking and the renaissance of systematic theology in the English-speaking world is no coincidence.' Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 'This stimulating collection of papers on the ramifications of what Colin Gunton regarded as the doctrine of all doctrines the doctrine of the Trinity demonstrates how widely his influence extended, both through his writing and through personal friendship, for English theology in the last twenty years would not have been what it is without his presence. Fresh and vivid theological work of this kind is the most fitting testimony to a theologian of the first rank.' John Webster "This is esential reading for pastors, academics, and interested others who are loooking for an accessible yet profound survey of trinitarian options in systematic theology" Pacific Journal of Baptist Reserach, vol.2 no.2, october 2006--Sanford Lakoff