THE ESSENTIAL TRINITY: NEW TESTAMENT FOUNDATIONS AND PRACTICAL RELEVANCE, by Brandon D. Crowe and Carl R. Trueman

Published on March 29, 2017 by Joshua R Monroe

P&R, 2017 | 320 pages

 

We are pleased to see that The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance is now available in the US from P&R Publishers. If you missed it, you’ll want to catch our interview with editors Brandon Crowe and Carl Trueman about their book.

This book is a helpful contribution to the growing literature on the Trinity. Developing the doctrine from the “raw data” of Scripture, it’s an exegetical gold mine and a clear, positive presentation of the Trinity in its biblical grounding and pastoral significance.

Here’s my endorsement:

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.

And here’s the endorsement from John Frame:

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. When they refer to the history of doctrine, and when they apply the Trinity to believers’ lives, they do so in order to clarify the theology of the church, not to add something to the biblical teaching. 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. To such readers, this book will be an edifying study.

Crowe and Trueman, both of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, have assembled an excellent team to complete the work together. Here’s the Table of Contents, with the contributors:

 

Introduction

Brandon D. Crowe and Carl R. Trueman

Part 1: New Testament Foundations

  1. The Trinity and the Gospel of Matthew
    Brandon D. Crowe
  1. The Trinity and the Gospel of Mark
    Daniel Johansson
  1. The Trinity and Luke-Acts
    Alan J. Thompson
  1. The Trinity and the Gospel of John
    Richard Bauckham
  1. Paul and the Trinity
    Brian S. Rosner
  1. Hebrews and the Trinity
    Jonathan I. Griffiths
  1. The Trinity and the General Epistles
    Brandon D. Crowe
  1. An Apocalyptic Trinitarian Model: The Book of Daniel’s Influence on Revelation’s Conception of the Trinity
    Benjamin L. Gladd
  1. The Trinity and The Old Testament: Real Presence or Imposition?
    Mark S. Gignilliat

Part 2: Practical Relevance

  1. The mystery of the Trinity
    Scott R. Swain
  1. The Trinity and Prayer
    Carl R. Trueman
  1. The Trinity and Revelation
    Mark D. Thompson
  1. The Trinity and Worship
    Robert Letham
  1. The Trinity and Preaching
    Michael Reeves

A valuable, useful book and a genuine contribution to the literature. Very highly recommended.

 

Fred Zaspel

 

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THE ESSENTIAL TRINITY: NEW TESTAMENT FOUNDATIONS AND PRACTICAL RELEVANCE

P&R, 2017 | 320 pages