The hammering out of the trinity in the first 5 centuries

Page 1 of 1 (8 items)
This post has 7 Replies | 0 Followers

Posts 3622
Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 20 2020 7:23 PM

Looking fore a substantive resource(s) that tracks the development of the doctrine of the trinity fore the first 5 centuries of this Era.

mm.

mm.

Posts 1779
Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2020 7:33 PM

There are a few good ones out there. While I wish that Hanson's Search for the Christian Doctrine of God were available, John Behr's Formation of Christian Theology is excellent, and what I would recommend in Logos.

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

L8 Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox Silver, Reformed Starter, Academic Essentials

L7 Lutheran Gold, Anglican Bronze

Posts 3622
Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2020 7:40 PM

thanks Ken. I'll take a look 

mm.

Posts 459
Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2020 12:14 AM

Hi MM - I had a quick look in my library to see what might assist. Most seem to deal with the theology of the Trinity rather than giving a clear historical exposition. However, I hope these references might be of use: 

Historical development in general terms -

 Olsen & Hall - “The Trinity” - https://www.logos.com/product/3813/the-trinity

Morey – “The Trinity: Evidence and issues - https://www.logos.com/product/6268/the-trinity-evidence-and-issues

 More substantial historical comment -

 “Trinity” in Di Berardino, Angelo, and James Hoover, eds. Translated by Joseph T. Papa, Erik A. Koenke, and Eric E. Hewett. Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic; InterVarsity Press, 2014 at pages 835-840.

https://www.logos.com/product/135823/encyclopedia-of-ancient-christianity

 “Trinity” in Fahlbusch, Erwin, and Geoffrey William Bromiley. The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI;  Leiden, Netherlands: Wm. B. Eerdmans;  Brill, 2008. Volume 5 page 540-551

https://www.logos.com/product/6039/the-encyclopedia-of-christianity-vol-5

Happy hunting!  Keep well  Paul 

Posts 4849
SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 21 2020 8:20 PM

Milkman:
Looking fore a substantive resource(s) that tracks the development of the doctrine of the trinity fore the first 5 centuries of this Era.

I suggest consulting https://www.logos.com/product/164456/the-trinity-an-introduction-to-catholic-doctrine-on-the-triune-god, particularly chapters 3 and 4.

“I want you to know how the people should behave in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” - 1 Timothy 3:15 (EOB:NT).

Posts 2279
David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 22 2020 9:24 AM

Milkman:

a substantive resource(s) that tracks the development of the doctrine of the trinity fore the first 5 centuries of this Era.

mm.

As you are looking at the development, I appreciate Roger Olson as a historical theologian. This brief work appears to be a summary of a more detailed resource that is not available from Faithlife.

However, Olson does make this work available in Logos format - https://www.logos.com/product/3813/the-trinity [suggested by "Paul" above]

Making Disciples!  Logos Ecosystem = Logos8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Win10), Android app on tablet, FSB on iPhone, [deprecated] Windows App, Proclaim, Faithlife.com, FaithlifeTV via Connect subscription.

Page 1 of 1 (8 items) | RSS