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Divine MultiplicityTrinities, Diversities, and the Nature of Relation$
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Chris Boesel and S. Wesley Ariarajah

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253951

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.001.0001

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The Universe, Raw

The Universe, Raw

Saying Something about Everything

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(p.280) The Universe, Raw
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Divine Multiplicity
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Cynthia L. Rigby

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253951.003.0015

This chapter suggests how the doctrine of the Trinity invites us into ways of speaking about all that matters to us that honor—even value—the limits of our theological claims. It does this by exploring what the classical trinitarian formula of “the one that is three” and “the three that is one” tells us about everything. It argues that the doctrine of the Trinity shows us how our appreciation for a tail, an ear, or the trunk of an elephant can be deepened—not diminished—when the elephant as a whole is spoken of, boldly.

Keywords:   Trinity, trinitatrian theology, Trinitarian formula

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