Morrison, G. (2011). [Book review: Coppedge, A. (2007). The God who is triune: Revisioning the Christian doctrine of God]. Heythrop Journal, 52(5), 830-831. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2265.2011.00682_8.x
There are a multitude of approaches to Trinitarian Theology. In the Catholic theological tradition, the Bible is the soul of theology, and philosophy, spirituality and ecclesiology form essential foundations. In contrast, the evangelical tradition holds the Bible as both the soul and foundation of the theological imagination. Following in this latter tradition, Coppedge’s book on the Trinity provides a new and systematic approach to developing a biblical theology of the Trinity. The approach is new because of its systematic and comprehensive method of drawing out, integrating and developing Old Testament and New Testament data: images, indicators, analogies, attributes, aspects, differences, approaches, issues, questions, roles, metaphors, portraits, triadic forms and identities. The aim here is to utilise the data to emphasise the threeness of the Trinity, and hence exemplify specifically how both testaments relate the divine persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Peer-reviewed, Trinity, Evangelical, threeness, Old Testament, Onto-theology, diachrony, otherness