Morrison, G. (2011). [Book review: Dunzl, F. (2007). A brief history of the Doctrine of the Trinity in the early church]. Heythrop Journal, 52(5), 822-823. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2265.2011.00682_1.x
Franz Dünzl has produced a concise and clear presentation of the Early Church’s struggle for truth. Today, the doctrine of the Trinity is subject to various hermeneutical explanations to make it accessible. Accordingly the struggle for truth and making sense of biblical revelation continues. Nonetheless, a historical gulf exists between the framing and implementation of Neo-Nicene orthodoxy and contemporary attempts for ecumenical conversation and consensus. Dünzl’s short book has succeeded well to bridge this gulf by providing both historical and theological excurses on the early church’s quest to find a rational and orthodox way to develop theology of the Trinity.
Peer-reviewed, Trinity, Doctrine, Early Church, Creed, Nicenes, Homoeousians, Neo-Arians