Preface; Foreword Anthony Buzzard; Introduction; 1. The logos in Greek culture; 2. The logos in Judaism; 3. The development of Jewish messianic traditions: the source of Christian scripture and doctrines; 4. Development of the Hellenistic Christian doctrine; 5. Justin Martyr and the logos; 6. Justin Martyr and the metaphysical triad; 7. Tertullian - originator of the Trinity; 8. Tertullian and the son of God; 9. Thomas Aquinas and the accepted concept of the Trinity; Appendix 1. The possible sources for the development of the Christian Trinitarian concepts; Appendix 2. Egyptian chronology.
A critical evaluation of the doctrine of the Trinity, tracing its development and investigating its intellectual, philosophical and theological background.
Marian Hillar is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Texas Southern University, where he is also Director of the Center for Philosophy and Socinian Studies. His books include Michael Servetus: Intellectual Giant, Humanist, and Martyr (2002) and The Case of Michael Servetus (1511-1553): The Turning Point in the Struggle for Freedom of Conscience (1997). He is also editor-in-chief of Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, a publication of the American Humanist Association and (with Christopher A. Hoffman) is currently translating the major work of Servetus (Christianismi restitutio, 1553).