Creation and the Trinity

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print June 1996 | ISBN: 9780198263937
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682681 | DOI:
Creation and the Trinity

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Theologians broadly agree on the supreme perfections that are ascribable to God. Power, wisdom, knowledge, bliss, and compassion are ascribed to God in both Indian and Semitic traditions. Nevertheless, there have been many different ways of spelling out what such perfections imply, and how they relate to the universe. A common theme has been the desire to exclude from God any hint of imperfection or limitation. This has led to a concept of God which is strongly distinguished from time, finitude, suffering, ignorance, and passibility.

Keywords: Trinity; Semitic tradition; Indian tradition; creation; divine being; supreme power

Chapter.  12786 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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