My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
This post begins a series exploring the book Forsaken (The Trinity and the Cross, and Why it Matters) by Thomas McCall . For other posts in the series, click a number: 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 . For a related post that looks at this topic through the eyes of multiple theologians, click here . Several years ago, I took Dr. McCall's class on the doctrine of God at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The primary focus was the doctrine of the Trinity, and a primary text was The Christian Doctrine of God (One Being, Three Persons) by Thomas F. Torrance. The class included thought-provoking discussions concerning various (and sometimes competing) theological perspectives on the Trinity. These discussions reinforced in my mind the importance of understanding the historic (Nicaean) roots of the Trinity doctrine - roots reflected in the aforementioned book and unpacked by Torrance in The Trinitarian Faith (for an article summarizing Torrance's view of the Creed, cl