The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

by Richard Rohr

Other authorsArthur Morey (Narrator), Llc Dreamscape Media (Publisher)
Digital audiobook, 2017



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Dreamscape Media, LLC (2017)


The Trinity is supposed to be the central doctrine grounding Christianity, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it's a mystery. But what if we breached that mystery? How might it transform our relationship with God? Although the word 'trinity' isn't found in the New Testament-it wasn't until the third century that it was coined-the idea of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this paradoxical idea-and circling around is an apt metaphor: early Christians applied the Greek verb for dance to the mystery of the Trinity, saying whatever is going on in God is a flow-it's like a dance.

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And my long—forgive me—review has one main point: it’s that The Divine Dance isn’t about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It’s a book about an alternative spirituality of Flow, committed to a metaphysic that refuses to recognize a distinction between God and the world. It’s one long
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looting of the language of Trinitarian theology, with an avowed goal of using that language to teach an entirely novel doctrine.
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LibraryThing member pmackey
Good book, but I recommend reading it a little at a time than at one go. There's a lot to unpack and if you read too fast you'll miss it. So, my advice is to read it in sips, not gulps.
LibraryThing member SueinCyprus
This book is an attempt to understand the concept of the Trinity in relational terms. It’s taken me several weeks to finish it, and it’s the kind of book that I could start rereading immediately, as I’m sure I’ve missed a great deal.

Much of the book, as its critics point out, refers to
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‘flow’ and the ‘dance’ of the Trinity, existing from before the universe existed, in a perfect love relationship. These aren't new thoughts to me, but I was struck by the idea of continual flow in ongoing creation, and participating in the ‘divine dance’.

Traditional evangelicals will probably find much to criticise in this book. I admit I had moments myself of wondering whether some of it was heresy. However I like the style very much; the writing is persuasive, and encouraging, and most of it resonated strongly.

Overall I liked this book very much, and would recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about the Trinity.
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