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The Trinity

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199255696
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199255695.003.0003
The Trinity

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Calvin's modest, Augustinian Trinitarianism is explored. His dislike of any subordination of the Son to the Father is emphasized. For Calvin, the Trinitarian dogma maybe seen as providing a set of rules enabling us to think of the divine mystery as Scripture reveals it rather than offering an explanation of it.

Keywords: Augustine; subordinationism; theological method; trinity

Chapter.  11152 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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