Life in the Trinity

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Ivp Academic
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What can the early church contribute to theology today? Donald Fairbairn takes us back to the biblical roots and central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father

Author Biography

Donald Fairbairn (Ph.D., University of Cambridge, U.K.) is professor of historical theology at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina, and a part-time professor at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Grace and Christology in the Early Church and Eastern Orthodoxy through Western Eyes.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Explanation of Patristic Citationsp. xix
Introduction: Getting Started in Christian Theologyp. 1
The Heart of Christianity: The Son's Relationship to the Fatherp. 13
From the Father-Son Relationship to the Trinity, and Backp. 38
Life as It Was Meant to Be: A Reflection of the Father-Son Relationshipp. 59
What Went Wrong? Our Loss of the Son's Relationship to the Fatherp. 85
The Promise: God's Preparation of the World for His Sonp. 108
The Incarnation: The Only Son Becomes the Firstborn Sonp. 130
Redemption: God's Gift of His Son's Relationship to the Fatherp. 157
Becoming Christian: Entering the Son's Relationship to the Fatherp. 184
Being Christian: Another Look at Reflecting the Father-Son Relationshipp. 204
Appendix: Suggestions for Reading Four Church Fathersp. 234
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 238
Scripture Indexp. 245
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