Jesus Was Not a Trinitarian
Anthony Buzzard invites scholars and laymen alike to take seriously Jesus’ Jewish creed, his recitation of the Shema, “Hear, O Israel,” which proclaims God to be one single Lord. Defining God and His Son biblically remains part of the unfinished work of the Reformation. The evidence placed before the reader shows that a major paradigm shift is needed if Christians are to worship their God in spirit and in truth, uncluttered by the philosophical and confusing ideas of God which form part of received church tradition. Buzzard’s thesis has enormous significance for the discussion among three great world religions — Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
The Doctrine of the Trinity
Anthony Buzzard and Charles Hunting’s work is a detailed biblical investigation of the relationship of Jesus to the one God of Israel. The authors challenge the notion that biblical monotheism is legitimately represented by a Trinitarian view of God and demonstrate that within the bounds of the canon of Scripture Jesus is confessed as Messiah, Son of God, but not God Himself. Later Christological developments beginning in the second century misrepresented the biblical doctrine of God and Christ by altering the terms of the biblical presentation of the Father and Son. The authors present a sharply-argued appeal for an understanding of God and Jesus in the context of the original Christian documents.
What is the Trinity?:
Thinking about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
If you find the Trinity confusing, you are not alone! What does it mean to say God is “three Persons in one essence”? It might mean a number of things, and it has been understood in several ways by theologians. But how should it be understood, and how was it originally meant? This book shines light on the fog shrouding this subject, equipping you with basic information about the meaning and history of trinitarian ideas, so that you can see the various options and search the scriptures with fresh eyes.
The God of Jesus
by Kegan A. Chandler
In The God of Jesus in Light of Christian Dogma, Chandler embarks on a dynamic investigation of the developmental history of orthodox theology and its impact on popular interpretations of the New Testament. Relayed in two parts, the first provides a panoramic view of Hellenic influence on the early Christian faith, while the second revisits biblical interpretation. Writing for both the dedicated Christian student and the interested public, Chandler boldly appeals to both ancient history and modern scholarship to inform us about the origins of our most sacred traditions, and challenges the reader to contrast those ideas with the words of Jesus.
by J. Dan Gill
This is an extraordinary book! As a Christian pastor, J. Dan Gill confronts the great issues regarding God and faith in our time. From atheism and agnosticism to eastern religions and New Age; from religious pluralism and popular philosophies to a Christianity which itself is no longer rooted in the simple faith of the one true God of the Bible — all of these are met head on. Written from a pastor’s heart, this is a book which every Christian and non-Christian alike should read.