The Holy Trinity

Volume III
By: Carl Beckwith

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General Introduction

Part One: On God

1. The Problem of Modernity
2. Seeing in a Mirror Dimly: The Fathers and Knowledge of God
3. Proving God: Midevil Ambitions and Knowledge of God
4. The Centrality of Christ: The Lutheran Approach to the Trinity
5. Rightly Speaking about God

Part Two: On the Trinity

6. Trinity and the Bible
7. The Trinity and the Old Testament: YHWH, Our Elohim
8. Father and Son: The Ordinary Language of the New Testament
9. Father and Son: The Dogmatic Commitments of the New Testament
10. The Holy Spirit
11. The Procession of the Holy Spirit

Part Three: Dogmatic Reflection of the Church

12. Distinguishing the Persons: Patristic Insights
13. Distinguishing the Persons: Medieval and Reformation Reflections
14. Unity in Trinity: Opera ad Extra
15. Unity in Trinity: Appropriation, Attributes, and Divine Simplicity

Conclusion: Modern Trinitarianism


Carl Beckwith is professor of church history and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity (Oxford University), translator of Johann Gerhard’s Handbook of Consolations (Wipf & Stock), and editor of Ezekiel and Daniel in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (IVP). He also serves as the associate pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Birmingham.