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Author Bates, Matthew W., author.

Title The birth of the Trinity : Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and early Christian interpretations of the Old Testament / Matthew W. Bates
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
Contents Reading as birth : the Trinity emerges -- Divine dialogues from the dawn of time -- Theodramatic strategems : the Son's mission -- Cross-shaped conversations -- Praise for rescue -- Triumphant talks -- Reading God right -- Epilogue : the read God
Summary Bates explores how early Christians read the Old Testament in order to differentiate the one God as multiple persons. The earliest Christians felt they could metaphorically 'overhear' divine conversations between the Father, Son, and Spirit when reading the Old Testament. The connection of these snatches of dialogue forms a narrative about the unfolding interior divine life as understood by the nascent church. What emerges is not a static portrait of the triune God, but a developing story of divine persons enacting mutual esteem, voiced praise, collaborative strategy, and self-sacrificial love
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Jesus Christus
SUBJECT Bibel Neues Testament gnd
Bibel Altes Testament gnd
Subject Trinity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- General.
Trinity -- History of doctrines -- Early church
Heiliger Geist
Philosophy & Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191796432