Life in the Trinity An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers

ISBN-10: 0830838732

ISBN-13: 9780830838738

Edition: 2009

Authors: Donald Fairbairn

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What can the early church contribute to theology today? Donald Fairbairn takes us back to the biblical roots and central convictions of the early church, showing us what we have tended to overlook, especially in our understanding of God as Trinity, the person of Christ and the nature of our salvation as sharing in the Son's relationship to the Father
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Donald Fairbairn is the Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a part-time professor at Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium. He received his Ph.D in patristics from University of Cambridge in England and his books include Grace and Christology in the Early Church (Oxford University Press) and Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes (Westminster John Knox Press).

Explanation of Patristic Citations
Introduction: Getting Started in Christian Theology
The Heart of Christianity: The Son's Relationship to the Father
From the Father-Son Relationship to the Trinity, and Back
Life as It Was Meant to Be: A Reflection of the Father-Son Relationship
What Went Wrong? Our Loss of the Son's Relationship to the Father
The Promise: God's Preparation of the World for His Son
The Incarnation: The Only Son Becomes the Firstborn Son
Redemption: God's Gift of His Son's Relationship to the Father
Becoming Christian: Entering the Son's Relationship to the Father
Being Christian: Another Look at Reflecting the Father-Son Relationship
Appendix: Suggestions for Reading Four Church Fathers
Index of Names and Subjects
Scripture Index
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