Trinitarian Theology in the Light of Analytic Philosophy

Fergus Kerr

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

Trinitarian Theology in the Light of Analytic Philosophy

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This article examines the extent to which the Christian doctrine of God as Trinity has gained intelligibility in the light of the philosophy that has predominated in the English-speaking academy for the last fifty years. It highlights the surprisingly limited interactions of theologians with the analytic philosophy that has dominated English-speaking universities for the past half-century. It suggests that analytic philosophy has had little obvious impact in Christian theology and mentions the emergence of “analytic theology”.

Keywords: Trinity; philosophy; Christian doctrine; God; English-speaking universities; Christian theology; analytic theology

Article.  3074 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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