This week I’m offering Peter Leithart’s new book Traces of the Trinity (Brazos Press). Here’s the catalog description.
“As the Triune God created the world, so creation bears the signs of its Creator. This evocative book by an influential Christian thinker explores the pattern of mutual indwelling that characterizes the creation at every level. Traces of the Trinity appear in myriad ways in everyday life, from our relations with the world and our relationships with others to sexuality, time, language, music, ethics, and logic. This small book with a big idea–the Trinity as the Christian theory of everything–changes the way we view and think about the world and places demands on the way we live together in community.”
Here’s an endorsement from John Frame.
“This is the most delightful book I have read in a long time. One of its delights is its clear, gracefully written prose, which easily engages the reader. The book presents a cogent case for a highly significant point: the whole created world images the divine Trinity. Leithart argues this thesis comprehensively, demonstrating that the divine perichoresis–the mutual indwelling of the three persons of the Trinity–is reflected in every area of human life, including perception, thought, language, sex, time, space, music, and imagination. Leithart’s argument has the potential, therefore, to bring major change to our study of all these areas of reality, and thus to all the ways we live in the world.”
John M. Frame, Reformed Theological Seminary
Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge), a former pastor, is president of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and adjunct senior fellow of theology and literature at New Saint Andrews College. He is the author of numerous books, including 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible and Athanasius in the Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality series. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone and a regular blogger at firstthings.com.
To enter to win just leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, Feb. 27th 6:00 am EST. I’ll draw the winner’s name that Friday. International entries are welcome. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.