Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Sheed & Ward
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978-0-7425-3226-7 • Paperback • December 2004 • $46.00 • (£35.00)
978-1-4616-6789-6 • eBook • January 2005 • $40.50 • (£31.00)
M. John Farrelly, O.S.B., is a professor of theology at De Sales School of Theology in Washington D.C.
Part 1 Preface
Part 2 Abbreviations
Chapter 3 The Trinity: The Theological Problematic
Chapter 4 Scripture and the Roots of Christian Belief in the Trinity
Chapter 5 Soundings in the History of Christian Reflection on the Trinity: To I Constantinople (381)
Chapter 6 Later Soundings: The Fifth to the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 7 The Trinity's Relation to the Orders of Salvation and Creation
Chapter 8 The Father's Generation of the Son
Chapter 9 The Procession of the Holy Spirit Within the Trinity
Chapter 10 Father, Son and Holy Spirit as Three Relational Personsin One Being
Chapter 11 A Trinitarian Spirituality
Part 12 Bibliographical Essays
This magnificent volume on the Trinity does exactly what its subtitle announces: Rediscovering the Central Christian Mystery. Long marginalized to the periphery of theology, the Trinity has recently made a dramatic come-back and is now occupying center stage. We owe a big debt to Farrelly for helping us see clearly once again, through a detailed and insightful analysis of the Christian Tradition, why and how Christians must be trinitarians and not just 'monotheists,' in theology as well as in spirituality. I strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand the central mystery of the Christian faith.
— Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University
A genuine rediscovery of the doctrine on the Trinity. Practicing solid scholarship with a keen eye for the 'signs of the times,' John Farrelly's treatment combines an energetic survey of the doctrine's intellectual reverberations with a balanced treatment of the theological issues at stake.
— Nancy A. Dallavalle, Fairfield University
— J. Gresham, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Paul VI Institute; Choice Reviews
Farrelly's work…remains a monument to the process of recovery and retrieval of the "central Christian mystery" occurring during the forty years to which the author's writing and research have significantly contributed…The overall spiritual and committed tone of this book make it a fitting expression of a theological life richly lived, assured in faith, and intrepid in thought.
— The Thomist
It demonstrates a breadth of sympathies that will inevitably draw the reader who perseveres into what is an engaging, if somewhat complex, argument.
— David Brown; Theologische Literaturzeitung, December 2007