Godis presented in singular and plural form in the scriptures. This iswhy He only reveals Himself to people and does not fully disclose theissues He desires to do for those that worship him. According toVanhoozer (2016), the contemporary theologian has transcended theboundaries of philosophy, reasoning and meaning. The theologians havegone further to experience God and personalized the feeling that isdifferent from the olden days. In the olden days, God revealedHimself and people could not take it further than the meaning theysaw. This essay will look at the contemporary understanding of theDoctrine of trinity in the lens of tradition, scripture andexperience and natural theology.
Christianshave based their faith on the doctrine of trinity. The faith isdependable on what the Triune God is all about. From this point ofview, God exist as a father, son and the Holy Spirit and the doctrineof revelation was conceived out of man’s reflection about thepattern of God’s existence in the scriptures. God is not a man thatevery person struggles to understand and make Him a mate. Vanhoozer(2016) overlooked on the issue that on the scripture, within theambits of which God operates, there is no modification of His wordbut it was there, it is and will remain until the Day of Judgment.
Whatwe see today was revealed during the days of the prophets, Jesus cameby revelations and all the experiences in the scripture were firstrevealed. Vanhoozer (2016) also overlooks the fact that modern dayspersons are becoming more inquisitive and want to have more knowledgeon what each theologian says, thus eliciting so many queries thatneed more clear answers. He, however, has strengths in the sensethat, nature is God made and everything natural happening is by Godand not man. He also says that God Himself initiated any traditionalrituals seeking to worship God. For instance, giving is a ritual thatbegan with Abraham when he was to offer His son Isaac as a sacrificeto God. Thus inasmuch giving now is in monetary, it is a sacrificeoffered to him.
Conclusively,Vanhoozer (2016) has been able to look at all sides, and hisassumptions show both strengths and weaknesses in tradition,scripture and experience and natural theology. God embodies the fourperspective as discussed.
Vanhoozer,K. (2016). Transcending boundaries in philosophy and theology:reason, meaning, and experience. Routledge.