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  • adj. Consisting of three persons.

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  • adj. Consisting of three persons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of three persons.


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tri- +‎ personal


  • But if God is in fact personal, or tripersonal, or in some way analogous to human beings or if, to not put the cart before the horse, if human personal existence is analogous to the divine, then wouldn't God's own morality itself have to follow the precept so many have concluded that God expects of us: "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you"?

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • He is personal, because he has personal parts, and moreover he's tripersonal.


  • Swinburne believes it can be shown probable that a god exists, and he also argues that “the most probable kind of God is such that inevitably he becomes tripersonal” (1994, 191).


  • It also can helpfully symbolize the fact that, while we may say with Hans Küng that God is "at least personal", we also need to add that God is "more than personal", and this tripersonal symbol can be helpful in pointing us not merely to personal language but beyond it.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • However, it is central to understanding the nature of God and the central events in the history of salvation, in which God is seen acting as, in effect, a tripersonal team.



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