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

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