Academic journal article Theological Studies

An Imaginative Glimpse: The Trinity and Multiple Religious Participation

Academic journal article Theological Studies

An Imaginative Glimpse: The Trinity and Multiple Religious Participation

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An Imaginative Glimpse: The Trinity and Multiple Religious Participation. By Joas Adiprasetya. Princeton Theological Monograph Series, 198. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2013. Pp. xiv + 202. $21.60.

Adiprasetya explains in this book how the Christian doctrine of the Trinity is compatible with contemporary interreligious dialogue. Fie initially focuses on three Christian theologians who make use of the classical doctrine of perichoresis in their writings on interreligious dialogue: Raimundo Panikkar, Gavin D'Costa, and Mark Heim. Panikkar proposes cosmotheandrism as his model for the God-world relationship with perichoresis as the dynamic link between God, the world of nature, and human beings. D'Costa emphasizes the image of the Son and the Spirit as the "two hands" of God the Father. In this way "the Spirit makes it possible for the particularity of the Son to relate to the universal salvific will of God" (34). Heim claims that there are different "ends" or ways to achieve salvation in each of the world religions. But the multidimensional reality of the triune God (nonpersonal, unipersonal, and interpersonal) accommodates each of those "ends." Using "transversal rationality" as originally developed by Calvin Schrag, A. …

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