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ON THE INCARNATION OF THE WORD: A REVIEW AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF ATHANASIUS’S TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY

Part III: Critical Analysis

In discussing the contributions of Athanasius to the Trinitarian formulas that the church holds today Horton writes that “as Athanasius reminds us, God’s Fatherhood is not an analogy of human relations, but vice versa.” 481 more words

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Postcard from Harvard I: a humanist manuscript owned by William Morris

Do not be jealous: I am spending a month in that other Other Place — Cambridge, MA. I am doing so at the beneficence of Harvard’s… 549 more words

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The Arian Controversy and the First Council of Nicaea

In church history, the period lasting from the 4th century to the 8th century A.D. was a time of great theological conflicts.  A number of these disputes centered around the nature of God and the nature of his Son, Jesus Christ.  540 more words

One Essence or Same Essence?

In discussions of trinitarian doctrine, its commonplace for people to want to distinguish between “generic unity” and “numerical unity” when talking about consubstantiality. What is meant by “generic unity” is that the persons of the Trinity share in a common essence, meaning that the persons share the same divine nature or genus. 2,072 more words

The Athanasian God of Love: He Hasn't Always Been the Creator; But He Has Always Been Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

I think an important reality to grasp when thinking about God’s relationship to us is that there is nothing in that relationship that is contingent upon us; it is all contingent upon who God is in himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 1,355 more words

T. F. Torrance

Colloquia Peripatetica #7 - Biblical Landmarks of Theology

A good way of determining the progressive landmarks of Theology might be by selecting typical texts to describe the points made emphatic by the principal teachers of the Church. 233 more words

John Duncan

St Athanasius

St Athanasius had a tumultuous life. His was consecrated as Patriarch of Alexandria at the age of 30, but in the forty-five years of his episcopate he would be exiled five times. 295 more words

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