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The Lesser Trinitarian Treatises I

Lucian Turcescu

in Gregory of Nyssa and the Concept of Divine Persons

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174250
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174259.003.0004

Series: AAR Academy Series

 The Lesser Trinitarian Treatises I

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This treatise points to some factors that are essential for the understanding of the concept of divine persons: (1) The relation of the divine persons to the divine substance is similar to the relation between the individual and the universal; (2) a divine person is understood as a unique collection of properties; (3) the divine persons are relational entities; (4) the main differences among the divine persons are that the Father is ungenerated, the Son is the only begotten of the Father, and the Holy Spirit proceeds forth from the Father; and (5) the divine persons are in a permanent and perfect communion with one another. This last factor makes them be living persons and not merely unique collections of properties.

Keywords: persons; divine; God; Father; Son; Holy Spirit; individual; universal; relation; communion

Chapter.  6039 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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