Below is a provisional outline of the book. Square brackets indicate the nature of the chapter. Exposition chapters are largely descriptive of the doctrine of inseparable operations (DIO). Analytical chapters assess the conceptual intelligibility and coherence of various components of DIO. Finally, constructive chapters lay out its dogmatic implications from creation to beatific vision.



  1. [Exposition] Triune Action in Scripture
  2. [Exposition] Inseparable Operations in Historical Perspective
    1. Patristic (Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine)
    2. Medieval (Aquinas, Duns Scotus)
    3. Eastern Trajectories: Divine Energies  (Cappadocians, Maximus, Palamas, Lossky, Staniloae etc)
    4. Post-Reformation (John Owen)
    5. Modern: Critique and Reinterpretation (Rahner, LaCugna, Pannenberg, social trinitarianism); Defense (Barth, Lonergan)
  3. [Exposition] The Divine Missions
  4. [Analytical] Individuation and Appropriation
  5. [Analytical] Soft Inseparability and Social Trinity
  6. [Analytical] The Causality of the Trinitarian Persons: Modes of Action
  7. [Analytical] The Incarnation of the Son Alone
  8. [Constructive] Creation and Trinitarian Description
  9. [Constructive] Spirit Christology and the Actions of the Incarnate Son
  10. [Constructive] The Crucifixion and the Relations between Father and Son
  11. [Constructive] Ascension, Pentecost, and Divine Presence/Agency in the Church
  12. [Constructive] The Indwelling Spirit and the Beatific Vision