Redefining progress in Trinitarian theology: Stephen R. Holmes on the Tri
This essay examines some of the implications for contemporary constructive work on the doctrine of the Trinity if Steve Holmes is correct in his judgments about the direction taken by the recent revival of interest in the doctrine. Holmes raises serious questions about the exegetical basis of the doctrine, and raises the question of what God has revealed in the sending of the Son and the Spirit. Some areas of maximal divergence between the classic tradition and the recent revival are probed, such as the recent lack of interest in the elaboration and defense of divinity unity, and also of the divine attributes as explored by classical theism. Finally, Holmes's work raises questions about the proper relationships between systematic theology and allied theological disciplines such as historical theology and analytic theology.
Trinity; Theology, Doctrinal
Sanders, Fred R., "Redefining progress in Trinitarian theology: Stephen R. Holmes on the Tri" (2014). Faculty Articles & Research. 285.