Taking stock of the Trinitarian renaissance: What have we learnt?

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title Taking stock of the Trinitarian renaissance: What have we learnt?
Creator Venter, Rian
Subject Theology; Church History Trinity; Trinitarian renaissance; Divine attributes; Apophatism; Economic and immanent Trinity
Description The re-appreciation of the Trinitarian confession in the twentieth century is widely considered a major theological development. Recently, several critical voices emerged, questioning the direction of these explorations. As response, the article identifies major emphases of this rediscovery, namely, the return to sources, the clarification of the function of the confession and its re-envisioning of the nature of divinity, the more centring of the Christian vision in one material principle, the heuristic potential for practical questions and the need for apophatism. The article appreciatively intimates the subtler dynamics to the enthusiasm for the Trinity and briefly highlights the presence of transcendence, narrativity, imagination, analogy and spirituality in the discourse. Some suggestions have been provided for future reflection.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2019-11-29
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — literary analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v75i1.5407
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 75, No 1 (2019); 6 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5407/14177 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5407/14176 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5407/14178 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5407/14175
Coverage South Africa; World Present-day Na.
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Rian Venter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0