Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Forgotten Trinity

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Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) have recently published a couple of books which might be of interest.  Today, Forgotten Trinity, was first published 20 years ago and has been republished this year. 

CTBI write on their website:

Is the doctrine of the Trinity an irrelevance? Or is it of vital importance to the life of the churches?

In 1983 the British Council of Churches set up a Study Commission on Trinitarian Doctrine which grappled with these questions and other issues. It was prompted to do so by:
  • the need to set the charismatic movement's witness to the Spirit in a Trinitarian context
  • the theological concerns of the Orthodox members of the BCC
  • work done by the World Council of Churches' Faith and Order Commission
The result of this commission was a three volume publication under the title The Forgotten Trinity:
  • Vol.1: The Report of the BCC Study Commission on Trinitarian Doctrine Today
  • Vol.2: A Study Guide on issues contained in the report
  • Vol 3: A Selection of papers presented to the Commission
Although more than 20 years old, they remain an important contribution to Ecumenical theological discussions.

The second edition is now available, combining the three publications from the work of the Commission - a Report, a Study Guide and a Selection of Papers - in a single volume for the first time.
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  1. Thanks for this, I'm glad to know this is out again. However, you might like to know that the URL for the book has changed since you wrote the piece. It can now be found here.

  2. Thanks Dave, I've changed the link in the post.