Monthly Archives: September 2012

De Trinitate

This great mystery!  Yet it is only the idea of Trinity that puts relationality at the center of reality.  Thus it is also the idea of Trinity that finds a non-arbitrary basis in the nature of God for a morality of love.  Thus it is the idea of Trinity that answers the Euthyphro objection.  Almost as a by-product, it explains to us our own “trinitarian” ideals (beauty, truth and goodness) and hints at our own “trinitarian” selfhood (mind, consciousness and will).  Barely noticed — and barely needed — it even explains to the lingering Hermetic Hegelian why God did not, in fact, need to create, but did so purely and wholly as an act of love.