Tag Archives: Arius

Nicene Metaphysics: Apprehending the Transcendence

It’s not clear in my own mind precisely when I began to make the connection between creatio ex nihilo and the metaphysical revolution initiated by the first two ecumenical councils and the theologians we now identify as the Pro-Nicene Fathers (St … Continue reading

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Re-thinking the Arian Crisis

Dale Tuggy has posted a podcast in which Bill Hasker reviews recent scholarship regarding the fourth century trinitarian debates. From what I can tell Hasker is reading from his recent book Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God. Given how expensive the … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: No God Behind the Back of Jesus

What if the Nicene assertion of Christ’s Jesus’ consubstantial unity with the Father is not true? In the previous article I focused on the story of the paralytic and Christ’s word of forgiveness and argued that if Christ is not … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: The Radical Homoousion

When in A.D. 325 the bishops of the Council of Nicaea declared that Jesus Christ is begotten “from the substance of the Father” and “of one substance” with him, they probably did not foresee the momentous dogmatic consequences of their … Continue reading

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