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 volume is a reprint of a lost classic on the doctrine of the Trinity by Dr. Samuel Clarke (1675-1729), the famous philosopher, theologian, and friend of Sir Isaac Newton.
This is the definitive... More > posthumous edition from his Works, printed in 1738. (The first edition was published in 1712.)
Also included are nine follow-up writings by Clarke, in which he responds to some of his many critics, as well as an account of Clarke's life by Benjamin Sarum.
In The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity, Clarke lists and interprets every relevant passage in the New Testament, and carefully develops his own subordinationist understanding of the Trinity.
For other books on the Trinity, including multiple refutations of Clarke by his friend Dr. Daniel Waterland, and a book-length account of his life by his friend William Whiston, visit: http://trinities.org/books< Less
Unedited, high quality reprint of the third, 1797 edition of The Scripture-Account of the Attributes and Worship of God; and of the Character and Offices of Jesus Christ. By Hopton Haynes (c.... More > 1667-1749)
With particular attention to the Greek New Testament, Hayes argues that the Bible doesn't teach the traditional Trinity and Incarnation doctrines, but rather teaches the unique deity of the Father and the humanity of Jesus.Also includes a brief entry on Haynes from the Dictionary of National Biography.
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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?
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This book is a reprint of a volume printed in 1841, an edition of a work by Daniel Whitby (1638-1726) first(posthumously) published in 1727.
In this book, prolific and respected theologian Daniel... More > Whitby aims to correct his previous errors and share his final thoughts on the doctrine of the Trinity, arguing for a subordinationist understanding of Jesus and God his Father, like that of his friend Samuel Clarke.
The Last Thoughts of Dr. Whitby;
His Correction of Several Passages
Commentary on the New Testament.
To which is added,
On the Subordination of the Son, &c.
Published by his express order.
A New Edition.
To which is prefixed,
A Short Account of Dr. Whitby,
with a Catalogue of his Works.
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An unedited reprint of:
A Second Collection of Tracts,
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only True God;
And Jesus Christ the Son of God, him whom the Father sanctified and... More > sent, raised from the Dead and exalted.
The Doctrine of Three Almighty and Equal Persons, Spirits, Modes, Subsistences, or Somewhats in God; and of the Incarnation.
published in 1693. The tracts include (see preview of back cover for full list):
An accurate Examination of the principal Texts usually alledged for the Divinity of our Saviour.
Considerations on the Explications of the Doctrine of the Trinity, by Dr. Wallis, Dr. Sherlock, Dr. S---th, Dr. Cudworth, and Mr. Hooker; as also on the Account given by those that say, The Trinity is an unconceivable and inexplicable Mystery.
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This book is an unedited reprint of
The Christian Layman: Or the Doctrine of the Trinity Fully Considered, According to the Bible.
The Second Edition Corrected and Abridged, with an Appendix.
By... More > a Christian Layman [Benjamin Parsons]
published in 1842. (First edition: 1840)
" ...It is my design to bring forward and display all the testimony of God, which can have any relation, either directly or indirectly, to my subject... It is not... well to say (as has been said) that some parts of the Bible are contrary to, or inconsistent with reason; because, if both are the gifts of God, both his organs of speech, or his instruments of revelation, they cannot be contradictory, they must be consistent with each other. ...'Search the Scriptures, for it is they, which testify' of God and of Christ." (pp. 2-4)< Less
Partial Table of Contents (see back cover for full):By John Disney (1746-1816):
A Friendly Dialogue: Between a Common Unitarian Christian, and an Athanasian; Occasioned by the former's behavior... More > during some part of the public service. Or, An Attempt to Restore Scriptural Forms of Worship. To which is added A Second Dialogue Between Eugenius and Theophilus, on the Same Subject. (2nd ed., 1787)Reasons for Resigning the Rectory of Panton and Vicarage of Swinderby, in Lincolnshire; and Quitting the Church of England. (2nd ed., 1783)By William Frend (1757-1841):An Address to the Members of the Church of England, and to Protestant Trinitarians in General, Exhorting them to Turn from the False Worship of Three Persons, to the Worship of the One True God. (2nd ed., 1788)A Second Address to the Members of the Church of England, and to Protestant Trinitarians in General. (2nd ed., 1789)Appendix: bios of Disney and Frend.< Less
Originally published by Priestley in 1782, this reprint is of the 1871 edition, which was a reprint of the 1818 edition edited by J.T. Rutt.
"After examining the foundation of our Christian... More > faith, and having seen how much valuable information we receive from it, in my Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion, it is with a kind of reluctance, that... I must now proceed to exhibit a view of the dreadful corruptions which have debased its spirit, and almost annihilated all the happy effects which it was eminently calculated to produce." (Priestley's Preface, p. x)
This is a high quality & very readable reprint.
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This volume consists of unedited reprints of tracts from the American Unitarian Association, 1827-1834. Includes:
One Hundred Scriptural Arguments for the Unitarian FaithOmniscience the Attribute of... More > the Father Only Joseph Hutton.The Doctrine of Pronouns Applied to Christ’s Testimony of Himself, Noah Worcester.
The Evidence Necessary to Establish the Doctrine of the Trinity, S.C. Thacher.The Apostle Paul a Unitarian
The Doctrine of Two Natures in Jesus Christ, Alvan Lamson.
The Divinity of Jesus Christ.The Apostle Peter a Unitarian.Outline of the Testimony of Scripture Against the Trinity, Henry Ware, Jr.The Doctrines of Trinity and Transubstantiation ComparedThe Doctrine of Atonement, Henry Turner.Presumptive Arguments in Favor of Unitarianism, M.L. Hurlbut.See back cover or preview for full table of contents.< Less