Great article on the Trinity

My friend Andrew Moody has finished his PhD on Trinitarian relations and has a fantastic paper in the latest Themelios.

His article argues for “benefits” for the Son and the Godhead in the work of creation and redemption. It is also a wonderful understanding delineating the work of each person of the Trinity.

Here is a great sampler commenting on Revelation 4-5:

In the cross-event, the Son becomes worthy of praise in a new way.  Alongside his eternal inclusion in the nature, works, and praise of the Father (cf. 1 Cor 8:6), he now earns a particular and distinct worship that is different from, but equal with, that accorded to the first person of the Trinity.

And this takes us beyond mere manifestation. The Son’s achievement here is not simply to reveal the Father. It is also to establish a new relationship with the universe in which the Son himself is the focus and hinge. The world, hitherto seen as the Father’s by virtue of his creation (Rev 4:11) now also becomes the Son’s by virtue of redemption. 26 The culmination of the arc is praise to both God and the Lamb together: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and might forever and ever!” (Rev 5:13).

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