Trinity

[Revised entry by Dale Tuggy on March 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The traditional Christian doctrine of the Trinity is commonly expressed as the statement that the one God
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[Revised entry by Dale Tuggy on March 18, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The traditional Christian doctrine of the Trinity is commonly expressed as the statement that the one God exists as or in three equally divine "persons,", the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Every significant concept in this statement (God, exists, as or in, equally divine, person) has been variously understood. The guiding principle has been the creedal declaration that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of the New Testament are consubstantial (i.e. the same in substance or essence, Greek: homoousios). Because...

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