Knowing the Triune God, edited by James J. Buckley

Although she did not intend it to be, Sallie McFague's 1987 book Models of God could be read as a work of trinitarian theology. God as Mother, God as Lover and God as Friend, the models McFague develops, together carry trinitarian weight and power, if not the ontological strength needed to bring these three into One. Any doctrine as profoundly pliable as the doctrine of the Trinity necessarily needs some boundaries, something to mark off, in Jaroslav Pelikan's metaphor, a theological foul ball from a fair ball.


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