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Participating in God: A Pastoral Doctrine of the Trinity [Paperback]

Paul S. Fiddes
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1 Jan 2000

In Participating in God, Paul Fiddes seeks to develop an image of God that is both appropriate to the demands of pastoral care and firmly grounded in the revelation of God. He explores the way in which pastoral care shapes our doctrine of God and how faith in the triune God in turn shapes the practice of pastoral care. Fiddes elaborates on the Trinitarian context for the pastoral acts of intercessory prayer, suffering, granting forgiveness, the facing of death, the exercising of spiritual gifts, and the sacraments.


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  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (1 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0664223354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664223359
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Life-giving Consideration of the Trinity 26 Jan 2002
By Gollux
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This is a well-written and insightful consideration of a doctrine that is difficult be supremely important. The book's primary virtue is that it shows the value of the trinity by developing the doctrine in light of real life. It is a valuable contribution to the best recent thought on the subject, but it is accessible and helpful even to a theological novice as myself.
Fiddes mines the riches of Christian theology from the Capadocian fathers of the patristic east to classical Western theology from Augustine and Aquinas to modern thinkers as diverse as Jurgen Moltmann and John Zizioulas. With grace and care, he takes the best from the breadth of trinitarian thought and presses still further. He is especially conscious of Biblical texts, which he interprets with acumen and respect. In general, he is sensitive to the Christian community even as he urges it onward.
Through the course of the book, Fiddes deals with some of the most difficult tensions of real life and Christian theology. He has chapters on living in community, dealing with destructive authority, the point of prayer, the problem of suffering, the practice of forgiveness, the threat of death, spiritual gifts, and the nature of sacrament. He illuminates each of these profound problems through his model of the trinity as a dynamic community of relationship in which we may participate through the gracious love of the Father who draws us through the Son and in the Spirit. With insightful sensitivity and amazing grace, Fiddes shows how the trinity provides practical help, both as a symbol through which we may learn and as an actual, personal presence in our lives.
Where much philosophy and theology has little contact with life, Participating in God attempts to say something that will actually enrich real lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Life-giving Consideration of the Trinity 4 Feb 2002
By Gollux
Format:Paperback
This is a well-written and insightful consideration of a doctrine that is difficult but supremely important. The book's primary virtue is that it shows the value of the trinity by developing the doctrine in light of real life. It is a valuable contribution to the best recent thought on the subject, but it is accessible and helpful even to a theological novice as myself.
Fiddes mines the riches of Christian theology from the Capadocian fathers of the patristic east to classical Western theology from Augustine and Aquinas to modern thinkers as diverse as Jurgen Moltmann and John Zizioulas. With grace and care, he takes the best from the breadth of trinitarian thought and presses still further. He is especially conscious of Biblical texts, which he interprets with acumen and respect. In general, he is sensitive to the Christian community even as he urges it onward.
Through the course of the book, Fiddes deals with some of the most difficult tensions of real life and Christian theology. He has chapters on living in community, dealing with destructive authority, the point of prayer, the problem of suffering, the practice of forgiveness, the threat of death, spiritual gifts, and the nature of sacrament. He illuminates each of these profound problems through his model of the trinity as a dynamic community of relationship in which we may participate through the gracious love of the Father who draws us through the Son and in the Spirit. With insightful sensitivity and amazing grace, Fiddes shows how the trinity provides practical help, both as a symbol through which we may learn and as an actual, personal presence in our lives.
Where much philosophy and theology has little contact with life, Participating in God attempts to say something that will actually enrich real lives.
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As this was a present for my son I have not read it but it was the one he wanted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for pastors 9 April 2005
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Fiddes attempts in this book to articulate a doctrine of God that is useful for pastoral concerns. He does an excellent job. According to Fiddes, God is defined by as the movement of Trinitarian relationships. As Christians, we are called to particpate in the Triune life of God. We do so through such practices as prayer, worship, baptism, and Eucharist. We come to know God as movement of relationship through particpation. The book is divided into two sections. The first is an articulation of the doctrine of God in the terms Fiddes sets out. The second is an expansion of that doctrine into other aspects of the Christian experience, such as prayer, forgiveness, and the sacraments.

This book is extremely well put together. Though I am not sure an understanding of God as relationships would supply answers to all metaphysical questions, Fiddes does not intend to describe "the god of the philosophers." I would recommend this book for those who are interested in the Trinity and all pastors.
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