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  1. Constitution Trinitarianism: An Appraisal.Dale Tuggy - 2013 - Philosophy and Theology 25 (1):129-162.
    In recent work, philosophical theologians Michael Rea and Jeffrey Brower have formulated a precise way of understanding the doctrine of the Trinity along the lines of a contemporary constitution theory of material objects. Here I explain the theological and philosophical thinking behind their proposal, and give seven objections to it. Stepping back to consider methodology, I distinguish several goals a Trinity theory may aim at, and argue that the theory at hand achieves some but not others. Most importantly, it fails (...)
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  • Material Constitution and the Trinity.Jeffrey E. Brower & Michael C. Rea - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (1):57-76.
    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 are three. There is another well-known philosophical problem that presents us with a similar sort of tension: the problem of material constitution. We argue in this paper that a relatively neglected solution to the problem of material constitution can be developed into a novel solution (...)
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  • The Logic of the Trinity.Einar Duenger Bohn - 2011 - Sophia 50 (3):363-374.
    Roughly, the problem of the Trinity is the problem of how God can be one and yet be the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which are three, not one. That one thing is identical with three distinct things seems to violate traditional laws of identity. I propose a solution to this problem according to which it is just an ordinary claim of one-many identity. For example, one pair of shoes is identical with two shoes; and my one body (...)
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  • The Unfinished Business of Trinitarian Theorizing.Dale Tuggy - 2003 - Religious Studies 39 (2):165-183.
    In recent years, many resourceful thinkers have brought a new clarity to the issues surrounding the doctrine of the Trinity. Two incompatible families of Trinitarian doctrine have been clearly distinguished: Social Trinitarianism and Latin Trinitarianism. I argue here that no theory in either camp has yet evaded the triune pitfalls of inconsistency, unintelligibility, and poor fit with the Bible. These two main approaches appear to be hopeless, and I argue that appeals to ‘mystery’ are no way to avoid the difficulties (...)
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  • Two Models of the Trinity?Richard Cross - 2002 - Heythrop Journal 43 (3):275-294.
    Contrary to a common assumption, I argue that there is full agreement between East and West on the issue of the relation between the divine essence and the divine persons. I defend this claim by using the understanding of universals found in D. M. Armstrong to cast light on the theories. Taking Gregory of Nyssa and John of Damascus as representatives of the Eastern tradition, I show that this tradition sees the divine essence as a numerically singular object that is (...)
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  • On “Not Three Gods”—Again: Can a Primary-Secondary Substance Reading of Ousia and Hypostasis Avoid Tritheism?Nathan Jacobs - 2008 - Modern Theology 24 (3):331-358.
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  • Why Peter van Inwagen Does Not Help in Showing the Logical Possibility of the Trinity.Vlastimil Vohánka - 2013 - Studia Neoaristotelica 10 (2):196-214.
    I conceive the Trinity doctrine as the proposition that there are three persons each of whom is God but just one being which is God. In two papers by Peter van Inwagen I distinguish three potential candidates for a reason that the Trinity doctrine is logically possible. First, a particular conjunction entailing the Trinity doctrine is formally consistent in relative identity logic. Second, the conjunction is formally consistent in the standard logic. Third, the conjunction shares a form in relative identity (...)
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  • Tommaso e la dottrina delle relazioni sussistenti.Giuseppe Bottarini - 2006 - Doctor Virtualis 5:119-126.
    La costruzione teologica come spazio dell'esperimento mentale. Una regolarità trascendentale per dare forma alla conoscibilità dell'esperienza.The theological construction as a space for mental experiment. A transcendental regularity to shape the experience understanding.
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  • And yet There Are Not Three Gods, but One God.Peter van Inwagen - 1988 - In Thomas V. Morris (ed.), Philosophy and the Christian Faith. Univ. Of Notre Dame Press.
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  • Two Trinities: Reply to Hasker.Brian Leftow - 2010 - Religious Studies 46 (4):441 - 447.
    William Hasker replies to my arguments against social Trinitarianism, offers some criticism of my own view, and begins a sketch of another account of the Trinity. I reply with some defence of my own theory and some questions about his.
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