Trinitarian theology

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Trinitarian theology is a way of doing systematic theology that understands the Trinity to be the foundational doctrine that permeates all areas of theology as opposed to one point of doctrine in systematics. Although trinitarian theology as such has been present throughout the history of the church, being represented by such as the Cappadocian Fathers, it has had a renaissance starting in the 20th century. It is also known as affective theology or a theology of the affections in that it is based on one's personal relationship with God, rather than on finding answers to abstract intellectual questions.

Modern Trinitarian Theologians[edit]


  • Paul Louis Metzger, ed. Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology. New York: T&T Clark, 2005.


  1. ^ "The doctrine of the Trinity is what basically distinguishes the Christian doctrine of God as Christian, and therefore what already distinguishes the Christian concept of revelation as Christian, in contrast to all other possible doctrines of God or concepts of revelation." (Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics 1.1, ed. Geoffrey Bromiley and T. F. Torrance (T&T Clark, Edinburgh, 1975), 301)
  2. ^ Christoph Schwoebel, 'The Shape of Colin Gunton's Theology. On the Way towards a Fully Trinitarian Theology' in The Theology of Colin E. Gunton ed. Lincoln E Harvey (T&T Clark, Edinburgh, 2010)
  3. ^ Paul Molnar, Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009):
  4. ^ James B. Torrance, Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1997):
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  6. ^ Baxter Kruger's blog:
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