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God is One: The Perfect Unity of the Triune God

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 pm

The Trinity by Andrei Rublev: 15th century

"Hear, O Israel, the LORD your God is One." This is the greatest commandment, given to ancient Israel and given to the Church by our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet as Christians we know too that this One God is Trinity. How can a doctrine of the Trinity be understood as a form of Biblical and Christian monotheism? Dr. Katherine Sonderegger, William Meade Chair in Systematic Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), explored this question on Wednesday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m., when she presented the Fall Theology Lecture.

Dr. Sonderegger joined the VTS faculty in 2002. She completed her Ph.D. at Brown University in 1990. She previously earned a D.Min. and STM from Yale Divinity School and a A.B. in medieval studies from Smith College. Before joining the faculty at VTS, she served on the faculties of Middlebury College and Bangor Theological Seminary. Her most recent publication is Systematic Theology, Volume I: The Doctrine of God. She is also the author of That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew: Karl Barth's "Doctrine of Israel" (University Park: Penn State Press, 1992).

Of Dr. Sonderegger's recent Systematic Theology, George Hunsinger of Princeton Theological Seminary recently wrote, "Astonishing in scope and breadth, beautiful in language, profound in spiritual perception, this is a monumental work, comparable to Rowan Williams and T. F. Torrance at their best. I expect it to be a standard point of reference in Christian theology for years to come."

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