Original Research - Special Collection: God as One

Trinitarian spirituality: Relational and missional

Johannes Reimer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 1 | a5348 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.5348 | © 2019 Johannes Reimer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 2018 | Published: 04 July 2019

About the author(s)

Johannes Reimer, Department of Christian Spirituality, Missiology and Church History, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa


In recent years, Orthodox views on trinitarian theology have enriched the Evangelical discourse on mission and spirituality. Very few sources of Orthodox thought have influenced this discourse more than the hesychastic beliefs and praxis of the medieval Russian spiritual leader Sergii of Radonezh, as expressed by his disciple, the famous icon painter Andrey Rublev. This article discusses the theology of Rublev, follows its spirituality and explores a correlation between the inner-trinitarian spirituality and God´s mission, establishing what is called a trinitarian cycle of the missio Dei.


Mission of God; Russian Orthodox Theology; Hesychasm; Trinity; Trinitarian theology; Correlation between mission and spirituality


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