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Why Three? An exploration of the origins of the doctrine of the Trinity with reference to Platonism and Gnosticism

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In this thesis I explore the emergence of the Christian triad with reference to two contemporary movements: Middle Platonism and Gnosticism. The earliest Christian writer to enumerate the three constituents of what would become the Christian Trinity is Justin. In addition to his three extant works, Justin’s triadology can be diagnosed from those he directly influenced – Tatian and Athenagoras – who I have (somewhat artificially) grouped under the heading the “school of Justin”. The ontolog...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:962e735e-6c6a-437a-a57b-8a00160f9bd7
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