The Trinity Gospel

Kevin Vahoozer on the need for grasping the doctrine of the Trinity for making sense of the gospel:

In sum, the Gospel is ultimately unintelligible apart from Trinitarian theology. Only the doctrine of the Trinity adequately accounts for how those who are not God come to share in the fellowship of Father and Son through the Spirit. The Trinity is both the Christian specification of God and a summary statement of the Gospel, in that the possibility of life with God depends on the person and work of the Son and Spirit. The doctrine of the Trinity thus serves both as an identification of the dramatis personae and as a precis of the drama itself. “He is risen indeed!”

-Kevin Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine, 43-44

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Posted on November 19, 2012, in Great Quotes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I need to get around to read this book

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