The Trinity

Donald Fairbairn



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One day, history—events in time and space—will give way to eternity. And the end of all things will mark a new beginning. … God’s work with the human race in time and space has been, and continues to be, a series of new beginnings. At every point, the Trinity is central, for God’s relationship to his Son and his Spirit stands behind everything about his relationship to us. Starting from before time began, Donald Fairbairn leads us through these beginnings, shedding fresh light on the Trinity at each stage. He offers clues and questions along the way, inviting us to join in the discovery process.

Beautifully written so that even a young believer can benefit, this book leads us to worship the Father, Son, and Spirit as it enhances our appreciation of our wonderful, Trinitarian gospel.


This is the third title in the Essentials Series.


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“This little book opens a window to the vast and panoramic reality of the Triune God behind the entire world, before creation itself, and beneath the gospel as its sure foundation.”

Fred Sanders
Torrey Honors College, Biola University,
and author of The Deep Things of God How the Trinity Changes Everything


“Step by step, Donald Fairbairn introduces us to the essential doctrine of the Trinity. While many shy away from it because of its supposed complexity, Fairbairn demonstrates how accessible and vital it is for the Christian. If you are looking for a history of the debates and dogmatic conflicts, you won’t find it here. But you will find a clearly constructed case that confines itself to what the Bible says (apart from contemporary allusions to Tolkien et al!), covering the ground from before creation to after the second coming.  This is a great starting point for understanding.”

Dr Derek Tidball
speaker, Bible teacher, and author


Donald Fairbairn

Donald Fairbairn is Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Union School of Theology, and Robert E. Cooley Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers.


No. of Pages:
4.3 x 7.0 In
Union Publishing
Table of Contents
  1. Back to the Beginnings
  2. The Beginning of Everything
  3. “Before” the Beginning
  4. The Beginning of the Gospel
  5. The Beginning of Life
  6. The Beginning at the End