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Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Brannon Ellis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

For much of his career as a Reformer, John Calvin was involved in trinitarian controversy. Not only did these controversies span his career, but his opponents ranged across the spectrum of ... More


Book Three of De Trinitate

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers a close reading of Book Three of De Trinitate. In 358, Hilary drastically altered the presentation of the original contents of Book Three by attaching a new preface that ... More


The Theological Shape of the Autothean Debates: Eternal Generation’s Role in Classical Trinitarianism

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter is an attempt to make theological sense of the historical shape of Calvin's trinitarian debates, as well as the various approaches that arose after Calvin's time, by offering an account ... More


Book Two of De Trinitate

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter offers a close reading of Book Two of De Trinitate. Here we see the influence of the Sirmium manifesto and Basil of Ancyra's theological circle on the revisions to Hilary's text. Book ... More


Tension in Distinction: Classical and Mainstream Reformed Approaches to the Son’s Aseity

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter continues exploring the trinitarian approaches to Calvin's autotheanism, taking up the much stricter ‘tension in distinction’ accounts of twofold trinitarian speech representative of ... More


Before Nicaea

Peter Widdicombe

in The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the theological struggle of the early 4th century, a struggle centred on the tension between the affirmation of the divine attribute of ingenerateness and that of the eternal ... More


The Autothean Controversies: Calvin’s Complex Solidarity with Classical Trinitarianism

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter takes up the controversies that form the context of Calvin's autothean language. It discusses those during his lifetime, first with trinitarians (like the traditionalist Pierre Caroli) ... More


The Irreducible Triunity of God: The Reformed Minority Report’s Strict Distinction of the Two Ways of Speaking

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter examines the ‘strict distinction’ approach to twofold trinitarian language from the Reformed ‘minority report’ — represented by early seventeenth-century theologians Lucas Trelcatius, ... More


Divine Infinity and Human Progress

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Hilary of Poitiers’s doctrine of divine infinity lies at the foundation of his theological project, and its full significance for his overall thought has not been realized. This chapter argues that ... More


Word-Son

Anthony Briggman

in God and Christ in Irenaeus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 3 investigates the standing of the Word-Son in relation to God the Father. The first section explores the contours of Irenaeus’ doctrine of reciprocal immanence and identifies features left ... More


Conclusion

Anthony Briggman

in God and Christ in Irenaeus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198792567
eISBN:
9780191834561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792567.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Conclusion summarizes previous findings and locates Irenaeus in the Christian tradition. Irenaeus was the first Christian to attribute infinitude to God and possibly the first to attribute ... More


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