The Father's Spirit of Sonship

Reconceiving the Trinity

By Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap.

The Father's Spirit of Sonship

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  • ISBN: 9781610970839
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

The Father's Spirit of Sonship

Reconceiving the Trinity

By Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap.

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  • ISBN: 9781610970839
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

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This book attempts to reconceive the Trinity. Its thesis is that the Father beget the Son in or by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit proceeds from the Father as the one in whom the Son is begotten. While some contemporary authors have proposed a similar view, no-one has done so in such a complete and systematic fashion.

Reconceiving the Trinity in this way has a number of advantages. Firstly, it is more in keeping with the New Testament proclamation, and thus it more closely aligns the economic and immanent Trinity. Secondly, it overcomes the inadequacies of traditional trinitarian formulations, in both Eastern and Western Churches, which incorporates erroneous philosophical presuppositions. Thirdly, it offers a resolution to the filioque controversy, which may be acceptable to both the Latin and the Orthodox Churches. This book is, therefore, highly ecumenical in importance. Fourthly, it gives a more active and essential role to the Holy Spirit within the immanent Trinity, something that has been lacking throughout the trinitarian tradition. The true subjectivity or personality of the Holy Spirit is more clearly defined.

This book brings out the spiritual and practical importance of the Trinity for the everyday lives of Christians. It defines more clearly how Christians are grafted into the very life of the Trinity: how they come to relate to the persons of the Trinity in a manner analogous to the way they relate to one another.

Contributors-

Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap.

Bio(s)-

Fr. Thomas Weinandy is a Capuchin/Franciscan who was ordained in 1972. In 1975 he obtained a doctorate in historical theology from King's College, University of London. He has taught theology at a number of colleges and universities in the United States including Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland and the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Presently Fr. Weinandy is the Warden of Greyfriars Hall, Oxford and is a tutor and lecturer in history and doctrine at the University of Oxford.

His books include: Does God Change? The Word's Becoming in the Incarnation; In the Likeness of Sinful Flesh: An Essay on the Humanity of Christ; and The Father's Spirit of Sonship: Reconceiving the Trinity.

Since 1976, Fr. Weinandy has been a member of the Mother of God Community, which grew out of the Charismatic Renewal. He has worked extensively with families and college students, forming Bible studies and prayer groups in the United States and England.

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