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"Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic"
A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
  • Peter J. Casarella, DePaul University
Abstract

An excerpt from this chapter's first paragraph:

"Discourse about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is central to Christian self-understanding. The question of whether such discourse should be proclaimed outside of the churches is a more vexing matter. The instinct to preserve trinitarian language within the abode of worship is not wrong-headed. Safeguarding Christian faith in this manner upholds the qualified sense in which God's revealed wisdom can properly be used to illuminate contemporary social ills. But the issue of drawing out social implications from Christian doctrine is not simply a matter of how to situate religious discourse in either the Church or contemporary society, for the question of a social trinity has accompanied the Church's proclamation of a trinitarian faith virtually from the outset."

Keywords
  • Catholic,
  • Catholicism,
  • faith,
  • theology,
  • religion,
  • Trinity,
  • Triune God,
  • three persons,
  • social ethics,
  • government,
  • procedural republic,
  • politics,
  • globalization,
  • society,
  • culture,
  • 21st century,
  • twenty-first century,
  • Father,
  • Son,
  • Holy Spirit,
  • Christian,
  • Christianity,
  • self-understanding,
  • social trinity
Publication Date
2011
Editor
Coedited with Will Storrar and Paul Louis Metzger
Publisher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN
978-0802827425
Citation Information
Peter J. Casarella. ""Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic"" Grand Rapids, MIA World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/petercasarella/58/