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Stephen T. Davis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199284597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199284598.001.0001

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Perichoretic Monotheism

Perichoretic Monotheism

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Christian Philosophical Theology
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Stephen T. Davis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199284598.003.0005

This chapter discusses the concept of the Trinity and the distinction between the Latin theory of the Trinity and the Eastern or Social Theory of the Trinity. An a priori argument in favor of the Social Theory is given, and objections to the Social Theory raised by Brian Leftow are answered. The concept of perichoresis is important for both understanding and defending the Social Theory. The Latin Theory and the Social Theory are two appropriate ways of talking about the mystery of the Trinity.

Keywords:   Trinity, perichoresis, Latin Theory of the Trinity, Social Theory of the Trinity, monotheism

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