Saturday, April 16, 2011

Herbert McCabe Resurrection and Trinity

God comes into the picture for the Christian as ‘He who raised Jesus up from the dead’. The love Jesus offers has its source totally outside history. Jesus, we discover, is not only totally for others, he is also totally of the Father. The spirit he makes available, what I call the friendship that frees men, his own spirit, is the spirit of the Father. The communication he makes possible is a living into the Father’s communication of himself. From one point of view the resurrection is a revelation of the Trinity, we see Jesus and his Spirit in relationship to the Father. For this reason there is no unitarian halfway between atheism and the Trinity. Any worship of the gods other than as revealed in the resurrection of Jesusis idolatry.”
–Herbert McCabe, God Matters (New York: Continuum, 2003), 124.

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