History and theology in dialogue on the Trinity

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The relationship between historical studies and theological research is difficult and at times strained. How do we relate the output of armies of historical scholars to the work of systematic theology? The recent largely historical study by Lewis Ayres, Nicaea and its legacy: An approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology, raises fundamental questions about many assumptions operating within present day Trinitarian theology. The present article attempts to draw out some of the implications for current Trinitarian theology, things that systematicians may need to learn from these historical studies, while also suggesting there are some things historical studies may find benefit from in listening to theologians.


School of Theology

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