The Essential Trinity (Paperback)
The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to Christian theology. A careful study of the whole counsel of God, rather than a selective reading of biblical texts, brings needed clarity. In a work geared especially toward leaders in the church, scholars of the Trinity give Old Testament background, provide trinitarian readings of the entire New Testament corpus, and explore the practical relevance of the doctrine to prayer, worship, and other aspects of Christian life and ministry.
Publication Date: March 2017
Topics: Biblical Studies, New Testament, Trinity
Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and editor for the Westminster Theological Journal. Brandon's academic interests include biblical theology, the Gospels (especially the Gospel of Matthew), the General Epistles, and the early church.
Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is is a professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. His works include The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Between Wittenburg and Geneva, and The Creedal Imperative. He also co-hosts the Mortification of Spin podcast.
“What a pleasure to commend this book—an exegetical treasure, unpacking the doctrine of the Trinity on the Bible's own terms; a refreshing presentation of the doctrine's vital importance for the Christian and the church; and a rich resource for the preacher.” — Fred G. Zaspel
“Today there are many books on the market dealing with the doctrine of the Trinity. This is my favorite. It is a clear presentation, discussion, and application of the historic doctrine by people who believe it and have studied it deeply. The essays have kept close to their source, the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. . . . I do not agree with every detail of every essay; they do enter into some controversial areas. But the reader will learn even from that controversy to engage the Scriptures with more thought and devotion.” — John M. Frame