This book surveys the ways analytic theologians have sought to understand the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. Applying the tools of recent analytic metaphysics, logic, and epistemology, they seek... More > to provide a self-consistent and orthodox way to understand the trinitarian claims of catholic traditions. This issue goes to the heart of Christian belief, and is central to theological disagreements between Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Supplementary discussions survey the history of Trinity theories, unitarian Christian theologies, and Judaic and Islamic objections to Trinity theories.
There is an extensive bibliography.
This book is an authorized reprint of the article "Trinity" and its supplementary documents, from the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/< Less
This is a clean, readable, and complete (though not flawless) reprint of the second edition of The Atoning Sacrifice (1830) by Noah Worcester.
Worcester discusses the purpose of Jesus' crucifixion.... More > Did God need an object of wrath in order to forgive human sins? Or was this an expression of love on the part of God and his Son?
The book will be of interest to anyone thinking through rival Christian theories of atonement.< Less
Reprint of four tracts published in 1829:
The Doctrine of Pronouns Applied to Christ's Testimony of Himself, by Noah Worcester
On the Evidence Necessary to Establish the Doctrine of the Trinity,... More > by S.C. Thacher
The Apostle Paul a Unitarian (anonymous)
On the Doctrine of Two Natures in Christ, by Alvan Lamson
The first and last tracts argue against the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed two natures, a complete human nature and the divine nature.The second and third argue that the doctrine of the Trinity lacks a basis in the New Testament.< Less
A reprint of three brief works constituting a debate on the doctrine of the Trinity between two prominent American theologians, originally published between 1830 and 1855.The debate starts with... More > William Ellery Channing's famous Unitarian manifesto in 1819 at the ordination of Jared Sparks. The second entry is Channing's tract of the same year, "Objections to Unitarian Christianity Considered". The last two thirds of this volume consists of a reprint of Moses Stuart's Letters on the Trinity and on the Divinity of Christ, which consists of his lengthy replies to Channing's original sermon of 1819.This reprint is nearly 100% readable, but the text quality in the Stuart portion is somewhat uneven and too light.< Less