It seems to me that the doctrine of the Trinity is by no means clearly present in the New Testament. As far as I aware the Greek term for God in the full sense is “ho theos” (God with the definite article) and this word is reserved for the Father, whereas the term “theos” (without the definite article) is applied to the Word of God (as in John 1:1), Christ and even clearly non-divine figures. There are passages in scripture in which Christ is represented as in some sense divine but as subordinate to the Father. However, if Christ is subordinate to the Father then the doctrine of the Trinity as it was formulated in the Council of 381 is called into question since Father and Son share the same homoousios. Moreover, most Christians until Athanasius and the Cappodocians were subodinationsts, and the much maligned Arius was a conservative in his day (read Rowan Williams!). So, my question is this: how do we get from the NT texts to the affirmations of the Council of 381?