A Latin Trinity

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This chapter defends a view labeled 'Latin Trinitarianism'. In this view, there is but one divine substance, who is just God. Monotheism is preserved but the life of this one God is composed of three event-based persons who exist simultaneously. Thus the doctrine of the Trinity is preserved. The chapter appeals to the notion of 'Locke-persons' to help develop this view. A Locke-person is a person who exists when and only when a particular consciousness exists. It refers to these event-based persons as temporal parts of God. They are parts which add up to the life of the one God.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhilosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191695995
ISBN (Print)9780199216215
StatePublished - Oct 3 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Latin Trinitarianism
  • Locke-persons
  • Modalism
  • Monotheism


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