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The Trinity as Model: Tanner and LaCugna on the Trinity and the Shaping of Human Community

Campbell, Margaret (2016) The Trinity as Model: Tanner and LaCugna on the Trinity and the Shaping of Human Community. Colloquium, 48 (2). pp. 146-160. ISSN 0588-3237

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In the fifth chapter of Christ the Key, entitled "Politics," Kathryn Tanner is critical of theologians who consider the Trinity to be a model for the ordering of human society. She offers Christology as a simpler and more direct avenue than social trinitarianism for formulating judgments on social and political matters. While she includes Catherine LaCugna in her list of five important theologians who look to the Trinity as a model, Tanner makes very little reference to her in the course of the chapter. As a response to such near silence, this article examines LaCugna's theology in the light of the arguments presented by Tanner, contending that, while there are some fundamental points of difference, there are also some significant similarities between Tanner's and LaCugna's views. The article concludes that the ideas of both scholars provide insights into ways in which the gospel and Christian doctrine can shape our thinking about living well in community.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: LaCugna (Catherine Mowry) 1952-1997, Tanner (Kathryn) 1957-, Trinity, Christology, Community – Religious aspects – Christianity, Relation (Theology)
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Pilgrim Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 01:39
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 01:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3321

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