Classical Trinitarian Theology
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 208
Classical Trinitarian Theology for Seminary Students is a textbook on patristic Trinitarian doctrines. Part I introduces classical Trinitarian theology with the help of short discussion, definitions, and comparisons. It is designed for incoming seminary students, who have never formally studied theology. Part II is for intermediate students. It comments on three charts, which attempt to depict graphically the patristic search for Christian Trinitarian theology. This section is geared towards seminary students who have already studied for a few years and would like to revisit the classical doctrine of the Trinity at a more advanced level, but who are not really ready for engaging primary texts independently, whether in Greek, Latin, or English. Part III is composed for advanced students who enjoy tackling primary texts. It provides a list of some important Greek or Latin primary texts and the accessible translations in English
."..Tarmo Toom offers an excellent summary of Trinitarian doctrine up to Augustine and the Cappadocian Fathers. Although it is an almost impossible task to expound the Trinity at a basic level without simplifying and distorting the subject, Toom has managed both to explain some very difficult material succinctly while retaining enough complexity to ensure that students are challenged to read further. To help them full bibliographies of primary and secondary material are offered in Part Three...relatively user-friendly...Also impressive is Toom's command of judiciously chosen primary sources, as well as important secondary texts. This book will help students relate modern to early doctrine....overall, this is a very helpful book..." Expository Times, November 2009