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Title: A dialogical Trinitarian pneumatology : a critical appraisal of contemporary pneumatological discourse in the light of Torrance's Trinitarian theology
Author: Shin, Mun-Chul
ISNI:       0000 0001 3406 6057
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1997
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A dialogical trinitarian pneumatology proposes to restore the person of the Holy Spirit to his/her proper place within a dialogical doctrine of the Trinity. Part 1 explores the study of dialogue which has become one of the most fascinating topics of academic discussion in the twentieth century. In Chapter 1 we search for general aspects of dialogue as an act of communication. Chapter 2 attempts to identify empirical issues of asymmetries resulting from power struggles in dialogue. Chapter 3 introduces the thought of Mikhail Bakhtin in order to deal with the dialogic relation between centralising and decentralising forces in dialogue. Part II examines major factors which have recently been raised concerning the traditional understandings of both pneumatology and the doctrine of the Trinity. In Chapter 4 the archaeology of pneumatology raises the question of the suppressed and deficient understanding of the person of the Holy Spirit, as it emerged under the strong influence of classic Christocentric pneumatology. Chapter 5 discusses issues raised by the Filioque controversy. In Chapter 6 Spirit-Christology is presented as formulating the person of the Spirit in relation to the person of the Son. It introduces a new biblical and theological appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit in the earthy life of Jesus Christ. In Part III contemporary discourse on the Trinity will be introduced. In Chapter 7 the concept of person as perichoresis is dealt with as the key factor in these trinitarian discussions. Chapter 8 then examines the idea of a dialogical unity of difference model which is proposed as a plausible theoretical conceptualization for constructing a contemporary trinitarian theology. Part IV discusses T.F. Torrance's dialogical trinitarian theology. Chapter 9 seeks to bring Bakhtin and Torrance together with dialogical discussion. Then in Chapter 10 the theological methodology that underlies Torrance's doctrine of the Trinity is considered as a presentation of theology by means of dialogue. In Chapter 11 Torrance's trinitarian theology is presented as a dialogical doctrine of the Trinity.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Trinity