Trinitarian Self and Salvation
An Evangelical Engagement with Rahner's Rule
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Based on Luke-Acts Scott Harrower has mounted an exegetical challenge to the strict realist reading of Rahner's rule that evangelicals would be foolish to avoid. The biblical accent does not fall on the imitation of the Trinity's inner life but on the imitation of Christ in the economy of salvation. The onus is now on those who champion the rule or something like it in its strict form to meet the challenge."
--Dr. Graham A. Cole
Anglican Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
Author of Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? (2012)
"The book leverages its investigation of Luke-Acts to lodge a protest against a widespread, highly influential, but seldom critically examined movement in modern Trinitarian methodology. . . . I commend this book as an excellent piece of research theology, the kind of solid work that captures the theological moment, advances the next few steps into new territory, and indicates where future progress lies."
--Fred Sanders, from the foreword
Associate Professor in the Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University
Author of The Deep Things of God (2010)
"'Rahner's Rule' has exercised massive influence over recent theology. To this point it has not-quite surprisingly-been subjected to adequate biblical scrutiny. In this insightful work, Scott Harrower takes important steps to provide such scrutiny. The result is a book that will repay careful study, and even those who are not fully persuaded by all the arguments will benefit from engagement with it."
--Thomas H. McCall
Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Author of Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? (2010)