‘The trinitarian name of God gives us the final glance into what God is. However, it has truth and power only then, when it does not lose its connection to the act of God out of which it arises. The theological tradition has not always emphasised this connection clearly. Rather, the inclination has been to turn the dogma of the Trinity into a description of God that stands for itself, not telling us anything about his relationship to us. Under these conditions, it [the doctrine of the Trinity] does not only remain worthless but easily becomes damaging. That is, it generates an appearance of knowledge of God which consists merely in words. The New Testament does not participate in this employment of the doctrine of the Trinity because it grounds all its statements about God in the divine action that seizes us’. – Adolf Schlatter, Das christliche Dogma (Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 1977), 356.