In this paper I argue that Edwards's strategies for individuating the persons of the Godhead are problematic in several respects. Edwards also has an idiosyncratic (but not unorthodox) distinction between 'real' and 'merely modal' distinctions in the Godhead. However, the most serious difficulty his doctrine of the Trinity fails to overcome concerns the relationship between the Triune persons and the doctrine of divine simplicity, both of which Edwards appears to endorse.
|Translated title of the contribution||'Jonathan Edwards's God: The Trinity, Individuation and Divine Simplicity'|
|Title of host publication||Engaging The Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives|
|Editors||Bruce L. McCormack|
|Pages||83 - 103|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|