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- noun In theology, the reciprocal existence in one another of the three persons in the Godhead.
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- noun (Theol.) The reciprocal existence in each other of the three persons of the Trinity.
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- noun theology The
reciprocal existencein each other of the three persons of the Trinity.
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Lastly, this is to be especially considered -- that this circumincession of the Divine Persons is indeed a very great mystery, which we ought rather religiously to adore than curiously to pry into.
This outcome of the circumincession of the Persons in the Trinity is so far from introducing Sabellianism, that it is of great use, as Petavius has also observed, for (establishing) the diversity of the Persons, and for confuting that heresy.
Creed, bk.iv. ch. iv., secs. 13, 14), "the circumincession is most proper and perfect, forasmuch as the Persons mutually contain Each