chapter  5
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The Context for First-Person Theology Today: ‘Primal Shakenness’ Directly Apprehended

Let me repeat: not everything reverently, truthfully and significantly said about God as the First Person of the Trinity necessarily belongs to what I am calling ‘First-Person theology’. Karl Barth, for example, has plenty to say about the ‘fatherhood’ of God, but always from what I would call a primarily ‘SecondPerson theological’ point of view, and Joachimist thinkers, likewise, from a primarily ‘Third-Person theological’ point of view.