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Has a Trinitarian God Deceived Us?

William Hasker

in Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199216215
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191695995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216215.003.0003
Has a Trinitarian God Deceived Us?

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This chapter defends Social Trinitarianism (ST) by responding to some of Dale Tuggy's criticisms. After describing Tuggy's primary objections in some detail, it challenges some of the methodological assumptions that seem to motivate Tuggy's concerns and engages Tuggy's claim that ST would amount to a case of malevolent divine deception. By taking seriously the concept of ‘progressive revelation’, and the development of doctrine, it concludes that Tuggy's main problem with Social Trinitarianism is more illusory than substantial.

Keywords: Tuggy; progressive revelation; Social Trinitarianism; divine deception; Trinity

Chapter.  7796 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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