The Living and True God
The Living and True God

The Living and True God

The Mystery of the Trinity



496 Pages, 6 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $52.95 (US $52.95) (CA $71.95)

Publication Date: July 2010

ISBN 9781934996065

Price: $52.95


This is a New Revised Edition in which the Author explains how the Trinity (one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is the central mystery of the Christian faith that enlightens all other mysteries of the faith. An understanding of the Trinity is essential for the protection and defense of the divine/human person of Jesus Christ and his saving work. This book documents the historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity and its significance for the Christian faith. In a broad and systematic way, Ladaria traces the debates within the early Christian church as the concept of the Trinity developed. He also reflects on the great masters of church tradition concerning their understanding of the Trinity and is in dialogue with various contemporary theologians on this subject. This book has been written especially for theological students and professors as an aid in grasping the Trinitarian formulation both historically and theologically and to assist in deepening their faith and reflection in the mystery of God.

Author Biography

Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria, a Jesuit theologian who is currently the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has been a professor of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome since 1984. He was also a professor at the Comillas University in Madrid, and from 1992 to 1997 he was a member of the International Theological Commission. Since 2004 he has been the general secretary of that commission. His works have greatly contributed to contemporary theological debates.