Trinity After Pentecost
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
194 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.38 in
- Published: June 2013
$28.00 / £25.00 / AU$36.00Buy
- Published: June 2013
$24.00 / £20.99 / AU$34.99Buy
William Atkinson grew up in London, England and studied medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working briefly as a medical doctor, he heard God's call to church ministry and took up a position on the ministry team at Kensington Temple, London. He gained a Master's Degree in Theology from London Bible College. In 1997, William became principal of Regents Theological College. While there, he completed a PhD with Edinburgh University in 2007. In the same year, he moved back into local church ministry in southeast England. Since 2011, he has worked at the London School of Theology, where he was a vice-principal. He continues there as a senior lecturer in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies. He is on the Board of Advisers of the Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship and is a member of the European Pentecostal Theological Association. He has written several books as well as both scholarly and "popular" articles. William has been married to Alison since 1983. They have two sons: Iain and Stephen.
"This is an excellent book written in a lucid and lively manner. It makes an important and original contribution to Trinitarian theology from the perspective of Pentecost. . . . It is a must-read for all students and scholars of contemporary pentecostal and charismatic theology."
--Mark J. Cartledge, Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
"Mysterious yet illuminating! Paradoxical yet clarifying! Opaque yet brilliant! Atkinson shows that starting with the Spirit poured out at Pentecost opens up multiple dissonant and yet altogether coherent tongues and pathways toward a dynamic, perichoretic, and relational theology of the Trinity that anticipates the fullness of eschatological divine glory. No longer is the Spirit the shy, hidden, or neglected Trinitarian member."
--Amos Yong, Professor of Theology and Dean, School of Divinity, Regent University
"Atkinson's call for a pneumatological Trinitarianism is reminiscent of Basil of Caesarea, who, among the early church fathers, warned against failing to appreciate the full deity of the Spirit as the third person of the Trinity. Atkinson shows that without an adequate understanding of the Holy Spirit given to the church on the day of Pentecost, one's theology of God is defective and one's worship of the triune God is diminished. This book is lucidly written and a joy to read."
--Laurence W. Wood, Professor of Theology and Wesley Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Trinity After Pentecost is further evidence, if proof was needed, that pentecostal theology has come of age. With expert skill, William Atkinson explores the doctrine of the Trinity from the unusual angle of Pentecost. Like a wise tour guide, he takes his readers step-by-step and leads them to some adventurous conclusions. Theologians and practitioners, Pentecostals and non-Pentecostals will be enriched by reading this cleverly titled, engagingly written, and thought-provoking book."
--Derek Tidball, Former Principal, London School of Theology, Past President of Baptist Union of Great Britain