The God Who Reveals Himself: The Mystery of the Trinity in the New Testament
In the fourth lecture, Professor McCormack provides dense exegesis of the relevant biblical material regarding the problem of the trinity in the New Testament. This pertains in particular to the biblical witness to deity of the Son, His relationship to the Father and to the Spirit. Endorsing an apocalyptic-eschatological reading of the New Testament, McCormack argues for a vision of the New Testament in which the theological ontology of God is metaphysically underdetermined. This is the case because the New Testament witness is not concerned with metaphysical and speculative thinking, but with proper worship.
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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.