The Trinity

The Trinity

by Saint Augustine


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The Trinity by Saint Augustine

Augustine's long exposition of the doctrine of theTrinity was written after the Council of Constantinople (381) had settled the matter of the consubstantiality of the three Persons of the Trinity. Augustine began this work around the year 400 and completed it in 416. Taking the image of God in the human being (Genesis 1:26-27) as his starting-point, Augustine reasons that since God is triune, the image must be so, too. There ensues a laborious quest for three aspects of every individual human being that serve as a mirror of the Trinity. En route to the successful outcome of his quest, Augustine explores a variety of theological and anthropological concepts.

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ISBN-13: 9781565484467
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Pages: 470
Sales rank: 1,062,324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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In the first seven books Augustine searches the scriptures for clues to understanding the Trinity and then defends the orthodox statement of the doctrine against the Arians. In the last eight books Augustine seeks to understand the mystery of the divine Trinity by observing an analogous trinity in the image of God, which is the human mind; and in so doing, he also suggests a program for the serious Christian of spiritual self-discovery and renewal.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set aside some time for this book and plan to re-read it in the future. Augustine gives a detailed exploration of the Christian dogma of the trinity. He contemplates multiple aspects of how we can seek to understand what the trinity is in this world and how that should inspire us to reach it in the next. His comparison of the trinity to the mind, knowledge, and love and then memory, understanding, and love opened up new perspective to the complexity of the trinity that I hadn't been exposed to before. Definitely, one of Augustine's works that you must read.
viffy More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended. Very good book and there is lot of depth in the writing.