by Rob BowmanFebruary 2nd, 2010 17 Comments
Dave Burke, a well-known Christadelphian, and I will be debating the doctrine of the Trinity for six weeks beginning Sunday, April 11, 2010, here on Parchment and Pen. Over a thousand people voted for Dave to be the non-Trinitarian in this debate. He and I have agreed to limit our weekly statements to 5,000 words apiece (down from the 10,000 stated in the “challenge” post back in November).
In this post, I will list books and articles that are generally supportive of the approach I take to defending from the Bible the doctrine of the Trinity, as well as the books and articles that Dave recommends as generally supportive of the approach he takes in defending his non-Trinitarian theological position.
Comments are welcome but are limited to additional recommended resources of relevance to the biblical study of the theological issues pertaining to the Trinity, for or against. Comments of any other type (from anyone other than Michael Patton, Dave, or myself) will be deleted at our discretion.
Rob’s Resource List
Books (listed alphabetically)
Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the God of Israel: God Crucified and Other Studies on the New Testament’s Christology of Divine Identity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
Bowman, Robert M., Jr., and J. Ed Komoszewski. Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.
Boyd, Gregory A. Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
Fee, Gordon D. God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.
__________. Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2007.
Harris, Murray J. Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
Hurtado, Larry W. Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.
McCready, Douglas. He Came Down From Heaven: The Preexistence of Christ and the Christian Faith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005.
Shepherd, William H. The Narrative Function of the Holy Spirit as a Character in Luke-Acts. SBLDS 147. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994.
Bowman, Robert M., Jr. “The Biblical Basis of the Doctrine of the Trinity: An Outline Study.” Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Institute for Religious Research, 2008.
__________. “Cross-Examination: Socinus and the Doctrine of the Trinity.” Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics 1 (2008): 59-78.
__________. “Once More, Matthew 28:19 and the Trinity.” Grand Rapids: Institute for Religious Research, 2009. (PDF document)
Dave Burke’s Resource List
Books (listed chronologically)
The Racovian Catechism (1605). In Thomas Rees, The Racovian Catechism: With Notes and Illustrations, trans. from the Latin. London: Longman, Hurst,Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. A catechism of the Polish Brethren.
Hyndman, J. S. Lectures on the Principles of Unitarianism. Almwick: W. Davison, 1824.
White, Percy. The Doctrine of the Trinity: Analytically Examined and Refuted. 2nd ed. F. Walker, 1937. Updated ed., South Australia: Christadelphian Scripture Study Service, 1996.
Booker, George. What Are the First Principles? 1990.
Broughton, James, and Peter Southgate. The Trinity: True or False? London: Dawn Book Supply, 1995.
Buzzard, Anthony F., and Charles F. Hunting. The Doctrine of the Trinity: Christianity’s Self-Inflicted Wound. Lanham, Md.: International Scholars Publications, 1998.
Perry, Andrew. Before He Was Born: Combating Arguments for the Pre-existence of Christ. Lulu—Willow Publications, 2007.
Zarley, Kermit. The Restitution of Jesus Christ. Servetus the Evangelical, 2009. See http://servetustheevangelical.com/.
Abel, Ron. Wrested Scriptures.
Finnegan, Sean. “Interpreting Jesus’ Birth.” Kingdom Ready [blog], 9 Dec. 2009.
Schoenheit, John. “What do Biblical Unitarians Believe?” Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.
__________. “Who is Jesus Christ?” Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.
Shockley, Ron. “The Two Adams.” Kingdom Ready [blog], 28 March 2009.
- The Great Trinity Debate: An Introduction
- Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective
- The Great Trinity Debate Challenge
- Must One Believe in the Trinity to be Saved?
- The Great Trinity Debate, Part 6: Rob Bowman’s Closing Statement