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Knowing and the Trinity : how perspectives in human knowledge imitate the Trinity

Author: Vern S Poythress
Publisher: Phillipsburg, New Jersey : P&R Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every human being has a distinct perspective and experiences truth from this viewpoint. If God exists in three persons, as the Bible teaches, is it possible to discern epistemological perspectives that originate from this mystery? Once we understand that God is Trinitarian, we can see numerous reflections of his Trinitarian character in general and in special revelation. Vern Poythress is one of a growing number of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vern S Poythress
ISBN: 9781629953199 1629953199
OCLC Number: 1012615732
Description: xxvi, 458 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Sinclair B. Ferguson --
Introduction : reflections on the Trinity --
PART 1: WHAT ARE PERSPECTIVES? The mystery of perspectives --
Spacial perspectives --
Personal perspectives --
Thematic perspectives --
Commonalities in perspectives --
PART 2: THE TRINITY. Basic biblical teaching about the Trinity --
Coinherence --
Analogies for relations in the Trinity --
Comparing analogies for the Trinity --
Knowledge of the Trinity --
PART 3: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE TRINITY. Perspectives on reflections --
Perspectives from trinitarian analogies --
Perspectives on ethics --
Perspectives on lordship --
Perspectives on office --
PART 4: CLASSIFYING PERSPECTIVES. A triad for revelation --
Trinitarian classification of perspectives --
PART 5: APPLYING PERSPECTIVES TO THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS. Transcendence and immanence --
Attributes of God as perspectives --
God's acting in time and space --
God's creating --
A mystery of indwelling --
The third-man argument --
The generation of the Son --
The procession of the Holy Spirit --
Classes, and the problem of the one and the many --
Human responsibility --
Conceptual growth --
PART 6: THE NATURE OF PERSPECTIVES. Distinctives of perspectival reasoning --
Perspectival knowledge in the Trinity --
Personal perspectives and thematic perspectives --
Attributes of God and perspectives on God --
Classical perspectives concerning God --
Perspectival context for attributes of God --
Challenges to theological reasoning --
PART 7: DERIVING THEOLOGY. Expanded classification of perspectives --
Three persons and triads --
Deriving attributes of God --
Deriving perspectives --
Conclusion --
APPENDICES. Further organization of perspectives --
Covenantal reflections --
Patters of growth --
Views for theorizing --
Triads of metaperspectives --
Perspectives for language theory --
Three dimensions of space --
Three dimensions of time --
Order within a triad --
A triad for coinherence --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index of scripture --
Index of subjects and names.
Responsibility: Vern S. Poythress.

Abstract:

Every human being has a distinct perspective and experiences truth from this viewpoint. If God exists in three persons, as the Bible teaches, is it possible to discern epistemological perspectives that originate from this mystery? Once we understand that God is Trinitarian, we can see numerous reflections of his Trinitarian character in general and in special revelation. Vern Poythress is one of a growing number of theologians who have developed and used perspectival triads to further our knowledge of God. This book explores the relationship between numerous triads and God's Trinitarian character, and shows that many triads reveal analogies to the Trinity. Understanding these analogies will help readers perceive the fundamental connections between our Trinitarian God, the Bible, and our created world. - Back cover.

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