Trinity, Subordination, and Heresy: A Reply to Mark Edwards

@inproceedings{Mullins2020TrinitySA,
  title={Trinity, Subordination, and Heresy: A Reply to Mark Edwards},
  author={R. T. Mullins},
  year={2020}
}
In this article, I offer some analytic reflections on Mark Edward's paper, "Is Subordinationism a Heresy?" I shall discuss the desiderata for a conciliar Trinitarian theology, the divine essence, and the different notions of subordination that Edwards identifies. Then I shall consider two arguments that certain accepted, conciliar notions of subordination lead to heretical notions of subordination. Thus raising the worry that conciliar Trinitarian theology might involve some internal… 

Monarchical Trinitarianism: A Metaphysical Proposal

This article aims to provide a metaphysical elucidation of a specific model of the doctrine of the Trinity: Monarchical Trinitarianism, within the formal, neo–Aristotelian ontological and

The Logical Problem of the Trinity: A New Solution

This article aims to introduce a new solution to the Logical Problem of the Trinity. This solution is provided by utilising a number of theses within the field of contemporary metaphysics in order to

Building the monarchy of the Father

Abstract This article aims to provide an explication of the doctrine of the monarchy of the Father. A precisification of the doctrine is made within the building-fundamentality framework provided by

GROUNDING ETERNAL GENERATION

(a) “Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth” (Proverbs 8:23). (b) “Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth” (Proverbs 8:25). (c) “I

One God, the Father: The Neglected Doctrine of the Monarchy of the Father, and Its Implications for the Analytic Debate about the Trinity

Whether Trinitarianism is coherent depends not only on whether some account of the Trinity is coherent, but on which accounts of the Trinity count as "Trinitarian." After all, Arianism and Modalism

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 26 REFERENCES

"God's Only Begotten Son": A Reply to R. T. Mullins

R. T. Mullins objects, as do a number of contemporary evangelical theologians, to the doctrine of “processions in God.” In my recent book on the Trinity I affirmed and defended this doctrine. Mullins

Is Subordinationism a Heresy?

  • M. Edwards
  • History
    TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology
  • 2020
The modern resurgence of orthodoxy in Anglican circles takes as its cardinal tenet the eternal coinherence of three persons in the one Godhead, equal in substance, rank and power. This is assumed to

Is God the Son Begotten in His Divine Nature?

  • W. Craig
  • Philosophy
    TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology
  • 2019
The doctrine of the Father’s begetting the Son in his divine nature, despite its credal affirmation, enjoys no clear scriptural support and threatens to introduce an objectionable ontological

The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition

No period of history was more formative for the development of Christianity than the patristic age, when church leaders, monks, and laity established the standard features of Christianity as we know

The Quest for the Trinity: The Doctrine of God in Scripture, History and Modernity

The Quest for the Trinity: The Doctrine of God in Scripture, History and Modernity. By Stephen R. Holmes. Downers Grove, 111.: IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2012. xix + 230 pp.

God from God: the essential dependence model of eternal generation

Abstract According to the doctrine of eternal generation, the Son is eternally begotten of the Father. Although the doctrine is enshrined in the Creed of Nicaea and has been affirmed by Christians

Hasker on the Divine Processions of the Trinitarian Persons

Within contemporary evangelical theology, a peculiar controversy has been brewing over the past few decades with regard to the doctrine of the Trinity. A good number of prominent evangelical

The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus

1. THE HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND CONSEQUENCES OF THE UNION 6. SOME POINTS OF CHRISTOLOGICAL CONSENSUS 8. CHRISTOLOGICAL PREDICATION COUNTING PERSONS AND NATURES 11. THE HISTORICAL

Why perfect being theology?

I display the historical roots of perfect being theology in Greco-Roman philosophy, and the distinctive reasons for Christians to take up a version of this project. I also rebut a recent argument

Augustinian perfect being theology and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

All of the ingredients for what has become known as “Anselmian perfect being theology” were present already in the thought of St. Augustine. This paper develops that thesis by calling attention to