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The Trinity in the Early Modern Era (<i>c</i>.1550–1770)

Ulrich L. Lehner

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199557813.003.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Trinity in the Early Modern Era (c.1550–1770)

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This article explores Catholic and Protestant Trinitarian theology from 1550 to 1770. It discusses various issues, from the mystical visions of Ignatius of Loyola to the Augustinian approach of Jonathan Edwards. It considers the growing variety of eclectic views and the influence of anti-Trinitarian thinkers, beginning with Michael Servetus and Faustus Socinus. It also highlights the rise of confessionalism and anti-Trinitarianism and the explosion of mystical theology during this period.

Keywords: Trinitarian theology; Catholic; Protestant; Ignatius of Loyola; Jonathan Edwards; Michael Servetus; Faustus Socinus; confessionalism; anti-Trinitarianism; mystical theology

Article.  6883 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion

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