## Monday, June 06, 2011

### Trinity?

Steven Wedgeworth has been posting a series on the Trinity. Though the first several have much to commend them, the most recent one seems to be assuming Reformed and Western distinctives as if they were common to all. It is perhaps slightly off topic since you are talking about Trinitarian theology from a Calvinist perspective: namely, the Orthodox distinguish between the essence and the nature, and likewise the Orthodox (and to some degree I some Lutherans) would be uncomfortable with defining the essence as "eternal, immortal, immutable, self-existing, etc.". And finally, (also on that line) would not a mention of the alternative understanding of "godhead" as operation, from "On not three God's" be appropriate?