The hammering out of the trinity in the first 5 centuries

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True North | 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.

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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.

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True North | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 20 2020 7:40 PM

thanks Ken. I'll take a look 

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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 

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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.

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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]

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