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The Trinity, as it came to be understood in the formative period of both the Greek and Latin churches, is a uniquely Christian doctrine and one whose sheer difficulty indicates that the God under discussion cannot be fully grasped by the human mind. One of the early benefits, and yet an additional difficulty, of conceiving God as Trinity was the gradual emergence of the concept of person (Self). In both the divine cas…

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Rolnick, Philip A. and Hoffmeyer, John F., “Trinity”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.85>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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