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Augustine of Hippo (354-430) strongly prompted western theology, yet he has usually been accused of over-emphasizing the solidarity of God to the detriment of the Trinity. In Augustine and the Trinity, Lewis Ayres deals a brand new remedy of this significant determine, demonstrating how Augustine's writings provide essentially the most subtle early theologies of the Trinity constructed after the Council of Nicaea (325). construction on fresh learn, Ayres argues that Augustine used to be motivated by way of a large choice of prior Latin Christian traditions which under pressure the irreducibility of dad, Son and Spirit. Augustine combines those traditions with fabric from non-Christian Neoplatonists in a truly own synthesis. Ayres additionally argues that Augustine formed a strong account of Christian ascent towards knowing of, in addition to participation within the divine existence, one who starts in religion and types itself on Christ's humility.

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