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The Face of the Trinity

The Trinitarian Essential for the Whole of God and Life

Contents

Ch 1

Ch 2

Ch 3

Ch 4

Ch 5

Ch 6

Ch 7

Ch 8

Ch 9

Ch 10

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Table of Contents

Scripture Index

Bibliography

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Ch 1  Introductory Terms................................................1

     Historical Terms                                                                   1

     The Stereotyping and Idolizing of Godís Identity             5

     Defining Terms Distinguishing Godís Whole Identity     10

     The Counter-Relational Reality                                         15

 

 

Ch 2  The Name of God............................................................19

     Whatís in a Name?                                                                       19

     The Significance of the Verb                                                       21

     The Glory of Godís Name                                                            26

     The Unity or Whole of YHWH?                                                    33

     The Name of the Whole and Uncommon God in Transition     38

 

 

Ch 3  The Face of God Embodied in the Word...............41

     YHWH Unfolds Embodied in Wholeness                                   41

     The Whole Gospel Unfolds Embodying the Face of God        44

            Godís Strategic Shift                                                               48

            Godís Tactical Shift                                                                 54

            Godís Functional Shift                                                             66

     The Challenge of Subject Face                                                   72

 

 

Ch 4  What the Substantive Face of God Distinguishes.....75

     The Pseudonimity of God                                                     76

     The Ontological Footprints and Functional Steps of God        82

     The Essential Relational Outcome                                       89

     The Essential Implications of Anything Less and Any Substitutes       94

 

 

Ch 5  The Person-al Trinity..........................................101

     Continuity and Discontinuity in Trinitarian Thinking    102

     The Dilemma: To Be or Not To Be                                   108

     The Global Face or Localized Face Masks                     115

 

 

Ch 6  The Inter-person-al Trinity...................................................127

     The Reality of Godís Improbable Theological Trajectory and Intrusive        

            Relational Path                                                                                 127

     The Inter-person-al Dynamics Integral to the Trinity                          132

            1. Why did YHWH enter the human context?                                    133

            2. How did the triune God engage the human context?                    135

                        Contextual Factor                                                                  135

            3. What is disclosed of the Trinity while in the human context?        136

                        Structural and Systemic Factors                                            136

            4. To what extent does this revelation also define the immanent Trinity,

                        the triune God in transcendence, the totality of YHWH?       139

     Social Trinitarianism                                                                               150

            Issue of Significance                                                                          150

            The Significance Necessary to be Social                                           153

            The Unavoidable Conflict for Social Trinitarianism                             156

            The Relational Outcome of the Inter-person-al Trinity                        158

     Reciprocating Contextualization with the Trinity                                  163

 

 

Ch 7 The Essential Reality of Uncommon Orthodoxy......167

     Uncommon Trinitarianism Integrally Person-al and      Inter-person-al           169

     Palatable Orthodoxy, Assimilated Sin and Theological Anthropology            175

     The Uncommon Intimate Whole of Uncommon Orthodoxy                               182

 

 

Ch 8  The Likeness of Persons and Relationships.....................193

     Distinguishing the Likeness of the Trinity                                               193

     Persons in Uncommon Likeness                                                              198

     Relationships in Uncommon Likeness                                                     207

     Making Whole the Likeness from Modern and Postmodern Narratives          213

 

 

Ch 9  The Church of Likeness.........................................................217

     The Church in Likeness of the Temple                                                218

            The Reciprocal Likeness of Covenant Relationship                         219

     The Trinitarian Likeness in Uncommon Wholeness                           222

     The Church in Uncommon Likeness                                                    226

            The Priorities of the Intimate Equalizer                                             229

            The Scope of the Intimate Equalizer                                                 230

            The Depth of the Intimate Equalizer                                                  231

     Further Distinguishing the Churchís Uncommon Wholeness           233

            Comparative Relations, Power Relations, or Whole-ly Relationships     236    

            The Unlikely New, Uncommon, Whole Relational Order of the Church   242

     The Church Called and Sent to be Uncommon                                     246

 

 

Ch 10  The Trinitarian Key for the Whole of Life.......................249

     Distinguishing the Issue                                                                         250

     The Trinitarian Key to Wholeness Emerges                                          251

            Post-Ascension Wholeness in Trinitarian Theology and Practice       253

            The Genius of the Spirit                                                                      255

     The Face of the Whole-ly Trinity Person-al and Inter-person-al          256

     Taking For Granted What Is Essential                                                    258

 

 

 

Scripture Index (Primary Source).......................................................261

 

Bibliography (Secondary Source)......................................................264

 

 

 

 

 

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