From the One God to the Trinity: The Creation of the Orthodox Understanding of God
Bruce McCormack inaugurated his Kantzer Lecture (the first of seven) by surveying the contemporary theological and ecclesiological landscape in America, including denominational transformation and doctrinal erosion in the evangelical church. In particular, McCormack explores the state of evangelical thinking regarding the Doctrine of God. He does so by way of two test cases: the subordination debate and the McCall-Piper debate. In each case, McCormack articulates the basic argument of the opposing sides before demonstrating the inadequacies of both. In the end, a new way forward will be the doctrine of God he develops in the succeeding lectures.
Bruce Lindley McCormack, Princeton Seminary Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. 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.