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:
Brandon D. Crowe and Carl R. Trueman
Part 1: New Testament Foundations
- The Trinity and the Gospel of Matthew
Brandon D. Crowe
- The Trinity and the Gospel of Mark
- The Trinity and Luke-Acts
Alan J. Thompson
- The Trinity and the Gospel of John
- Paul and the Trinity
Brian S. Rosner
- Hebrews and the Trinity
Jonathan I. Griffiths
- The Trinity and the General Epistles
Brandon D. Crowe
- An Apocalyptic Trinitarian Model: The Book of Daniel’s Influence on Revelation’s Conception of the Trinity
Benjamin L. Gladd
- The Trinity and The Old Testament: Real Presence or Imposition?
Mark S. Gignilliat
Part 2: Practical Relevance
- The mystery of the Trinity
Scott R. Swain
- The Trinity and Prayer
Carl R. Trueman
- The Trinity and Revelation
Mark D. Thompson
- The Trinity and Worship
- The Trinity and Preaching
A valuable, useful book and a genuine contribution to the literature. Very highly recommended.
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THE ESSENTIAL TRINITY: NEW TESTAMENT FOUNDATIONS AND PRACTICAL RELEVANCE, edited by Brandon D. Crowe and Carl R. Trueman