Category Archives: Trinitarianism

Relations, Simplicity and the Trinity.

In the Medieval period most thinkers conceived of relations as properties inhering substances, rather than properties shared by two substances. As Jeffrey Brower explains: “According to this Categories model, whenever two (or more) substances are related, this is to be explained by … Continue reading

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Boethius and the Trinity

Boethius famously defined a person as: An Individual Substance of a Rational Nature This definition was intended to include angelic beings. I have always wondered, however, how he squared this definition with the Trinity. I think, in reading Boethius’ De Trinitate … Continue reading

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Filioque and Identity in the Trinity

The Father = God The Son = God The Holy Spirit = God The Father  ≠ The Son  ≠ The Holy Spirit The Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles states that for any two lists of predicates belonging to some beings hypothetically … Continue reading

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Middle Knowledge and Theology of Revelation

I want to suspend my reservations about the doctrine of middle knowledge for the moment in order to explore two interesting (possibly advantageous) consequences for our theology of Revelation which it may have. First of all, we may be able … Continue reading

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Divinity of Jesus; another Johannine verse

In the debate over whether the New Testament clearly teaches of Jesus that he was literally God, Christian orthodoxy finds itself faced with opponents ranging from some secular scholars, to Jehovah’s witnesses, and even some Muslims. Muslims obviously are inspired … Continue reading

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An inevitable thought about Language and the Trinity

One thought which I find difficult to formulate as a convincing argument, and yet equally difficult to disregard, concerns the apparent necessity of language’s form, particularly with respect to having exactly three persons (first, second and third person). Consider Chomsky’s … Continue reading

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The Seraphim and the Trinity in the book of Isaiah

There are a number of passages in the Old Testament which are often cited in support of the doctrine of the Trinity by Christians. Well known among them are, for example, the verse in the first chapter of Genesis, when … Continue reading

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Elohim, Allah, and Trinity

I found this fascinating section of Adam Clarke’s commentary on the Bible recently, where he masterfully presents an argument for connecting the Hebrew word ‘God’ (Elohim) with the Trinity by reason of its being plural. The same can be said … Continue reading

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Could a non-Trinitarian God create the world?

“God is Love” ~1 John 4:8 On a Christian Theology, God is one being, and simultaneously three persons without contradiction since persons are not identical to beings, nor is one being necessarily at most one person. The most advantageous insight … Continue reading

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