Simpson, Gary. “No Trinity, No Mission: The Apostolic Difference of Revisioning the Trinity.” Word and World, vol. XVIII, number 3, Summer 1998.
No Trinity No Mission – Simpson – flattened – my annotated copy of the article.

The Author

Gary Simpson is a professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary on St. Paul, MN. He is also an ordained pastor in the ELCA.

My Thoughts

This article traces the history of Trinitarian thought in the west and demonstrates how, without the twentieth century resurgence of the social Trinity, a missional theology would not be possible. I especially appreciate Simpsons connection of social trinity to Luther’s theology of the Cross.

These are my sketches from the article. The first one is from a lecture that Simpson gave in the class “Trinity and Mission.” The second maps out the article itself.



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