The Trinity

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Dr. King analyzes Peter Abelard's argument on the interpretation of the Trinity as three attributes of one substance.

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The Trinity
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[Page 1] [Text in top left margin:Underlined:The Trinity] [Inserted Text on Top right margin:(Abelard] Abelard's brief treatise on the Trinity (De [unitatate?] [to?] [trinitate?] [Illegible]), which was condemned at the Council of Soissons in 1112 was written to make the doctrine more comprehensible. His interpretation of the doctrine was similar to Augustine's though not identical. He represented the three persons not as individuals beings or substances, but as attributes of the one substance God. The Father is power, the [Page 2] Son is wisdom, the Holy Spirit is goodness.
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