Description: In this important book, Chung-Hyun Baik explores one of the central issues in contemporary Trinitarian theology: the relationship between the economic and immanent Trinity. Engaging a wide variety of Trinitarian theologians and contemporary philosophers, Baik offers a vital analysis of the ontological and epistemological issues that bear on a proper understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity. Noting that the meaning of mystery in the New Testament is Jesus Christ himself, Baik argues that, in order to rightly approach the question of the relationship between the immanent and the economic Trinity, it is necessary to understand the mystery of the divine being as centered in Christ himself. Moreover, Christ is not merely a device for resolving epistemological or ontological tensions, but rather the fullness of the divine mystery, and as such, must be determinative of all such theological and philosophical questions. Endorsements: ""Chung-Hyun Baik presents an engaging tour de force on the immanent and economic Trinity. With a thorough mastery of the subject in its historical roots and contemporary forms, he systematically reviews the approaches of Barth, Rahner, Moltmann, Pannenberg, Jenson, Boff, Pittenger, Bracken, LaCugna, and Lee. In addition, he offers an insightful suggestion on how the category of 'mystery' might be invoked to resolve ontological and epistemological tensions inherent in this subject."" --Michael J. Dodds, OP Professor of Systematic Theology Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology ""We have had a renaissance of the doctrine of the Trinity ever since the second half of the last century. The relationship between the immanent Trinity and the economic Trinity has been a central question for many disputes and controversies among Trinitarian theologians. This book is a great work that provides an effective way of classification of a variety of positions on the question. It is a must read for any one that is interested in the current issues of contemporary Trinitarian theology."" --Sung Wook Chung, Associate Professor of Theology Denver Seminary About the Contributor(s): Chung-Hyun Baik is a lecturer of theology at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary(PCTS) and Soongsil University in Seoul, Korea.