God and Grace in Trinitarian Controversy


The fourth century trinitarian controversy focused on the relationship between the Father and the Son, both of Whom were called God by Christian monotheists. What does it mean for one's understanding of the divine nature that the Son had taken flesh, died, and risen for the sake of humanity? The controversy is a moment of particularly intense struggle to establish a common language by which to state the mystery of faith without distortion, and in a manner that would do justice to the God of Christian worship.


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Jordan Wales is assistant professor of theology at Hillsdale College. He received his B.S. from Swarthmore College, his M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, a postgraduate diploma in theology from Linacre College at Oxford University, and his M.T.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.