The Persons of God's Identity

Robert W. Jenson

in Systematic Theology

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145984
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848980 | DOI:
The Persons of God's Identity

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This chapter identifies just two beings in this chapter, the Son and the Spirit, as personae of God's story besides “the Lord” himself depends, of course, on the teaching of Trinity, although it should be noted that the rabbis often saw much of the same three. In Israel's bible, the God of Israel is characteristically “in the beginning”; his Spirit is his power from and toward the End, and the Shekinah, in all its modes, is the mediation of two. The specificity of the triune God is not that he is three, but that he occupies each pole of time as a personae dramatis.

Keywords: Son; Spirit; personae; God; trinity; rabbis; bible; Israel; Shekinah

Chapter.  8255 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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