The Trinity among the Nations
The Doctrine of God in the Majority World
The second volume of an exciting new series exploring global theology.
Though the global center of Christianity has been shifting south and east over the past few decades, very few theological resources have dealt with the seismic changes afoot. The Majority World Theology series seeks to remedy that lack by gathering well-regarded Christian thinkers from around the world to discuss the significance of Christian teaching in their respective contexts.
The Trinity among the Nations focuses on Christian understandings of the character and work of God in various contexts. The contributors highlight global trends in trinitarian theology in relation to historic Christian confessions, especially the Nicene Creed, and draw out the rich implications of the doctrine of God for the church and Christian living today.
Imagine a book in which theologians from various continents and cultural-linguistic contexts share testimonies and compare notes about the Trinity. Imagine further that these theologians dare to con- sider the meaning of Trinity from such diverse perspectives as Native American, Chinese Confucian, Latin American liberationist, African traditional, and feminist-maternal. Congratulations — you have found such a book! Highly recommended.
Fuller Theological Seminary
Scholarly, informed, and grounded in Majority World realities, these stimulating essays on the doctrine of the Trinity will surely expand readers’ horizons and deepen appreciation for other voices.
M. Daniel Carroll R.
Courageously decentering a narrow Western approach to the crucially important Christian concept of the triune God, Green, Pardue, and Yeo offer bold explorations at the intersection of Trinity and various Majority World cultures. . . . This book and the Majority World Theology series that it represents are welcome contributions to our under- standing of world Christianity today.
Christian theology follows Christian mission. Wherever the gospel goes, it needs to engage questions that arise from its latest cultural encounters. Now that most of the world’s Christians live outside of the faith’s former strongholds in Europe and European settlements, Christian thinking has much new work to do. . . . Kudos to the authors and editors for presenting this work.
Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Trinity 101: Kaleidoscopic Views of God in the Majority World (K. K. Yeo)
- 1. One God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity (Gerald Bray)
- 2. Beyond Homoiousios and Homoousios: Exploring North American Indigenous Concepts of the Shalom Community of God (Randy S. Woodley)
- 3. The Trinity in Africa: Trends and Trajectories (Samuel Waje Kunhiyop)
- 4. The Trinity as Gospel (Antonio González)
- 5. Learning to See Jesus with the Eyes of the Spirit: The Unlikely Prophets of God’s Reign (C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell)
- 6. Asian Reformulations of the Trinity: An Evaluation (Natee Tanchanpongs)
- 7. Motherliness of God: A Search for Maternal Aspects in Paul’s Theology (Atsuhiro Asano)
- 8. How to Understand a Biblical God in Chinese: Toward a Cross-Cultural Biblical Hermeneutics (Zi Wang)
- Index of Names
- Index of Subjects
- Index of Scripture References