Released in the UK May 2020
Released in the US May 2020
Large trade paperback | 256 Pages
9781527105188 • £13.99 $17.99
BISAC – REL067080
Mantle Nance 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 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 (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.
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
This book is fascinating as to the historical details and heart–warming as to the defense of the ‘Adorable Trinity.’
Robert J. Cara
Provost and Chief Academic Officer & Hugh and Sallie Reaves Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
If you love church history and desire to know our Triune God in a more glorious fashion, then The Adorable Trinity is a must read. I highly recommend it solely for the benefit of worshipping our majestic God, who has existed forever – Father, Son and Spirit – in constant love, communion, and glorious unity of essence and purpose.
Rod A. Culbertson
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina