Chapter

The Lesser Trinitarian Treatises II

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/10.1093/0195174259.003.0005

Series: AAR Academy Series

 The Lesser Trinitarian Treatises II

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This chapter continues the analysis of divine persons begun in the previous chapter in some small Trinitarian treatises. Two new main elements are added to the description of a divine person: persons are enumerable entities, unlike their nature which cannot be counted; persons can be distinguished by relations of origin or causal relations: Gregory distinguishes the person who is “the cause” of the other two (i.e., the Father) from the person who is “from the cause” (i.e., the Son), and from that who is “by that which is directly from the first” (i.e., the Holy Spirit);

Keywords: person; divine; causal relations; Father; Son; Holy Spirit

Chapter.  8114 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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