A Cross for Human Thought by R. Andrew Newman

A Cross for Human Thought

The Mystery of the Trinity: Trinitarian Experience and Vision in the Biblical and Patristic Tradition
by Boris Bobrinskoy; trans. by Anthony P. Gythiel
Crestwood, New York: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1999
(330 pages; $19.95, paper)

reviewed by R. Andrew Newman

Vladimir Lossky once called the dogma of the Trinity “a cross for human ways of thought.” Boris Bobrinskoy, an Orthodox theologian, agrees with the late master in this first of his books to appear in English translation.

To say that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the subject(s) of Bobrinskoy’s The Mystery of the Trinity would be an understatement. As he explains, the myst . . .