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Triads and trinity

Author: J Gwyn Griffiths
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1996.
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Was the idea of the Trinity - that One God exists in Three Persons and One Substance - influenced by pre-Christian traditions? It is well known that the New Testament offers no such doctrine, and there is no evidence that Jesus of Nazareth regarded himself as a member of the Trinity. The doctrine was developed during the first four Christian centuries, culminating in the Council of Constantinople in AD 381. The  Read more...
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Griffiths, J. Gwyn (John Gwyn), 1911-2004.
Triads and trinity.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1996
(OCoLC)988738330
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Gwyn Griffiths
ISBN: 0708312810 9780708312810
OCLC Number: 35570772
Description: xv, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 10 includes references to Wales and Welsh literature.
Responsibility: J. Gwyn Griffiths.

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This study explores the questions surrounding the origin of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. In particular, it argues that the Trinity was shaped by ideas prevalent in Graeco-Egyptian thought.  Read more...

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