The Trinity in Kant, Hegel, and Schelling

Cyril O'Regan

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

The Trinity in Kant, Hegel, and Schelling

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This article examines the thoughts of Immanuel Kant, G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Schelling about the Trinity. It describes how Kant marginalized Trinitarian doctrine and how Hegel and Schelling made use of triadic dynamisms. It explains that Hegel rejected a tri-personal divinity in favour of a self-realizing triadic dynamic symbolized by the doctrine of the Trinity while Schelling argued for divine tri-personal agency that is brought to completion in history.

Keywords: Trinity; Immanuel Kant; G. W. F. Hegel; Friedrich Schelling; triadic dynamisms; tri-personal divinity; tri-personal agency

Article.  6517 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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