What do we call God?
Father, Son and Spirit? Trinity? God? The Blessed One? HaShem?
This is the question R. Kendall Soulen asks in the first volume of his The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity: Distinguishing the Voices. His is an attempt to speak into the debate about how Israel’s God (YHWH, the Tetragrammaton) morphed — in name-calling — into Father and Son and Spirit in the Christian tradition and also into the clamoring (in my opinion) voices of the revisionists who want to jettison the historic Trinitarian names for newer names (Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer). Continue reading →