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Trinitarian Crisis in Popular Evangelicalism

brorito's picture

Several years ago I came to the suspicion that the doctrine of the trinity had fallen on hard times. The lack of empirical indicators to prove such a statement left me only with a suspicion. However, it seemed to me that the doctrine of the trinity didn’t quite get the same recognition as some of the popular teachings like prosperity, morality, self-esteem, and relationships. Yet one cannot deny the perennial nature of the trinity and its related teachings. It doesn't take long before one begins to notice that within contemporary evangelicalism discourses seem to emphasize second order discourses and primary order discourses Christology, God, or the trinity were relegated to secondary status. It seems to me that the sentiment today is that the trinity is a doctrine to be believed not understood which I would say is a CRISIS. Any thoughts?

dmlq48's picture

You're Welcome Dan

Al-Masih-Qam! Hakkan Qam! (Christ is risen in Arabic)

If you check out Fr. Herbel's website, you want to search for posts labeled "Concordia Series." The rest of the website is about the history of Orthodoxy in America, which is fascinating, but unrelated to this post.

But, from what you said so far, it seems you are understanding what I'm trying to say, or at least I hope we're communicating well! ;)

Dustin

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Dustin

"Blessed art You O Christ Our God
You have revealed the fishermen as most wise
By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit
Through them You drew the world into Your net
O Lover of Man, Glory to You!" -Pentecost Troparion




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