The Processions Contain the Missions: Reconstructing the Doctrine of an Immanent Trinity
In this sixth lecture, Professor McCormack develops his doctrine of the immanent trinity by grounding his conclusions in the teaching of the New Testament as expounded in the fourth lecture, and in line with the Christology he constructed in the fifth lecture. The basic contours of his doctrine are essentially those of Karl Barth in Church Dogmatics I/1. As a result, McCormack first lays out and defends Barth’s doctrine of the immanent trinity before reconstructing aspects of Barth’s doctrine as McCormack finds necessitated by Barth’s doctrine of election and his later Christology.
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Bruce Lindley McCormack (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Seminary. A Presbyterian, McCormack is interested in the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. His courses cover Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre and the doctrine of atonement in Christian tradition. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Dialektische Theologie, published in Holland.