View all results
The Adorable TrinityStanding for Orthodoxy in Nineteenth–Century America

The Adorable Trinity

Standing for Orthodoxy in Nineteenth–Century America

Mantle Nance
  • £13.99
Buy 10 and save 20% (£11.19 / book)
Buy 20 and save 25% (£10.49 / book)
Buy 35 and save 30% (£9.79 / book)


The Adorable Trinity investigates the little–known yet fascinating conflict between Trinitarianism and Unitarianism in the nineteenth century American South. It explores the lives, ministries, and theological contributions of three Southern Presbyterian pastor–scholars associated with Columbia Theological Seminary – James Henley Thornwell, Thomas Smyth, and Benjamin Morgan Palmer – and their winsome, fruitful stands for the Trinitarian faith in response to a burgeoning Southern Unitarian movement. In a readable and engaging way, the author provides readers with intriguing history that illumines the mind and warm theology that moves the heart to adore and serve the Triune God of love.    

Mantle Nance

About Mantle Nance

Mantle Nance (BA, Furman University; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Aberdeen) is senior minister at Ballantyne Presbyterian Church and a visiting lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is married to Sally, and they have two sons, Jackson and Aaron.


  • Author: Mantle Nance
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781527105188
  • Imprint: Mentor
  • Category: Church > Christian Church > Church History


A wonderful story of the triumph of the gospel through three faithful servants, who were giants of the southern Presbyterian church in the 19th Century. This book combines history and theology in a clear, accessible and edifying way.  It reminds us why the biblical doctrine of the Trinity is central to the Christian faith and vital for our salvation.  Even more, this work speaks to the heart, drawing believers in Christ to greater adoration of the Triune God.

William B. Barcley, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

This book is a fascinating look at a neglected chapter in the history of the old South. The author offers an inspiring account of southern theologians’ convincing arguments that the Trinity is foundational to every aspect of Christian faith and practice. The book will be a delight to anyone interested in this era of America history.

S. Donald Fortson, Professor of Church History and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
Read more

Additional Downloads

Select shipping destination

UK USA & Canada Rest of World