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The social theory of the Trinity

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Subsequent to the fifth century until modern times all theologians agreed that God the Trinity is constituted by three persons (in Boethius's sense of ‘an individual substance of a rational nature’) who have a common divine essence, and are individuated only by their relations to each other. Having that essence entailed each being omnipotent and so perfectly good. In virtue of his perfect goodness the Father necessarily produces the Son (in order to have one equal whom to love and be loved by...

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10.1017/s0034412518000203

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Religious Studies More from this journal
Volume:
54
Issue:
3
Pages:
419-437
Publication date:
2018-09-01
Acceptance date:
2018-09-01
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1469-901X
ISSN:
0034-4125
Language:
English
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2019-06-14

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