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William Hasker (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh), is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, where he taught from 1966 until 2000. His main interests in philosophy are philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind. He is the author of Metaphysics (1983), God, Time, and Knowledge (1989), The Emergent Self (1999), Providence, Evil, and the Openness of God (2004), and The Triumph of God Over Evil (2008), and is co-author or co-editor of several other volumes. He was the editor of Faith and Philosophy from 2000 until 2007.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: Trinitarian Foundations 1. Prelude: Where are the Foundations? 2. The 'New' Fourth Century 3. The Divine Three: What is a 'Person'? 4. Gregory of Nyssa and the Divine Persons 5. Augustine and the Divine Persons 6. The Divine Oneness: What is a 'Nature'? 7. Interlude: Simplicity and Identity 8. The Pro-Nicenes and the Divine Nature 9. The Fathers, the Trinity, and Scripture 10. Postlude: Are the Foundations Stable? Part Two: Trinitarian Options 11. Surveying the Options 12. Barth and Rahner: Persons as Modes of Being 13. Moltmann and Zizioulas: Perichoresis and Communion 14. Leftow: God Living Three Life-Streams 15. Van Inwagen: The Trinity and Relative Identity 16. B rower and Rea: Sameness in Number Without Identity 17. Craig: A Soul with Multiple Sets of Faculties 18. Swinburne: Created Divine Persons 19. Yandell: The Trinity as a Complex Bearer of Properties 20. What Have We Learned? Part Three: Trinitarian Construction 21. Constructing the Doctrine of the Trinity 22. Monotheism and Christology 23. Each of the Persons is God 24. The Divine Persons are Persons 25. The Communion of the Persons 26. The Relations of Origin 27. The One Divine Nature 28. Constitution and the Trinity 29. The Grammar of the Trinity 30. The Metaphysics of the Trinity