Ben Myers Tweets the Trinity

Over at Faith and Theology, Ben Myers tweets the Trinity, it’s a must read!

Here’s a few highlights

#1. Start by abolishing Trinity Sunday, that fateful day on which preachers think they have to explain the Trinity.

#10. How does Augustine differ? He takes just one principle of “Greek” theology (the inseparability of persons in action) and proves that it’s not absurd or unthinkable. That’s all.

#16. Ancients: the word “Father” must be stripped of all connotations except mere relation. Moderns: those ancients thought God was male!

#17. Ancients: the doctrine is a tonic against idolatry (since it names an undepictable mystery). Moderns: the doctrine depicts God as an advocate of my social cause.

#40. Abstracted away from ordinary usage, “begetting” and “proceeding” designate relations of origin, nothing more.

#53. The doctrine is not a revelation of God. But it is a reliable framework for reading OT & NT as a coherent witness to the one God

#62. Practical afterword: This doctrine doesn’t create communal bliss, gender equality, social liberation etc. It just helps you not to be an idolator

"Yes, it concerned me too when I first began reading bios of Calvin.But Luther and ..."

John Calvin and Refugees in Geneva
"You're desperate, and spinning out of control, Wee One."

Ah, No, Moving the US Embassy ..."
"This one thing is pretty simple. I'll type is slowly so even an unintelligent atheist ..."

Ah, No, Moving the US Embassy ..."
"Extreme believe in superstition is always bad. As an Atheist I could care less if ..."

Ah, No, Moving the US Embassy ..."

Browse Our Archives



What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment