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Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Thomas McCall and Michael Rea (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Classical Christian orthodoxy insists that God is Triune: there is only one God, but there are three divine Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — who are somehow of one substance with one another. ... More


Introduction

Thomas McCall and Michael C. Rea

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces the ‘threeness-oneness problem’. The proposed solutions to the problem generally fall under one of three flags: Social Trinitarianism, Latin Trinitarianism, or Relative ... More


Has a Trinitarian God Deceived Us?

William Hasker

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter defends Social Trinitarianism (ST) by responding to some of Dale Tuggy's criticisms. After describing Tuggy's primary objections in some detail, it challenges some of the methodological ... More


The Divine Three: What is a “Person”?

William Hasker

in Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681518
eISBN:
9780191761560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681518.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

A key question for our understanding of the Trinity is the understanding of “person,” persona, and hypostasis as employed in stating the doctrine. It is proposed to clarify this issue in terms of the ... More


The Trinity

Richard Swinburne

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216215
eISBN:
9780191695995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the meaning and coherence of the doctrine of the Trinity. In the process, it develops an a priori argument for the necessity of that doctrine, to back up the argument from ... More


The Trinity

Michael C. Rea

in Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866800
eISBN:
9780191898969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Christian doctrine of the Trinity poses a serious philosophical problem. On the one hand, it seems to imply that there is exactly one divine being; on the other hand, it seems to imply that there ... More


Polytheism and Christian Belief

Michael C. Rea

in Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866800
eISBN:
9780191898969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Christian philosophers and theologians have long been concerned with the question of how to reconcile their belief in three fully divine Persons with their commitment to monotheism. The most popular ... More


Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

William Hasker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681518
eISBN:
9780191761560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681518.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Since about 1950 there has been a remarkable outpouring of theological work on the doctrine of the Trinity. There has also been, in recent decades, important progress in scholarship concerning the ... More


Material Constitution and the Trinity [with Jeffrey Brower]

Michael C. Rea

in Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866800
eISBN:
9780191898969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Christian doctrine of the Trinity poses a serious philosophical problem. On the one hand, it seems to imply that there is exactly one divine being. On the other hand, it seems to imply that there ... More


Relative Identity and the Doctrine of the Trinity

Michael C. Rea

in Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866800
eISBN:
9780191898969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866800.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The doctrine of the Trinity maintains that there are exactly three divine Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) but only one God. The philosophical problem raised by this doctrine is well known. On ... More


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