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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?

brush2's picture

Well I think that this is an

Well I think that this is an area that the western church can learn from the eastern church. We have turned the idea of the Trinity into something that has the potential to be explained (thank you Augustine), but in reality it is a MYSTERY (thank you Capadocian Fathers). The real crisis is with the resurrection of Heresies such as modalism (modern day "Oneness theology") that the Church HAS to do something about!!! (something other than burning them or other violent actions lol).