The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet the word Trinity is not found in the New Testament. In fact, it wasnít until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined itóbut the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesusí life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience.
In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God. Early Christians who came to be known as the ĎDesert Mothers and Fathersí applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow ó itís like a dance.
But God is not a dancer ó He is the dance itself.
Are you ready to join in?