A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 3

In the prior two books of Against Eunomius, Basil addresses what Eunomius claims about the Father (Book 1) and the Son (Book 2). The major claim that Eunomius has made is that "unbegotten" and "begotten" refer to the substance of the Father and the Son, respectively. Basil disagrees with this central tenet and offers his own… Continue reading A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 3

A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 2

In Book 1 of Against Eunomius, Basil addresses the term "unbegotten." Ultimately, the term means the same as "Father" (1.5), and hence refers to one who always, in eternity, has a Son (1.20; cf. 2:12). Against Eunomius, he says that "unbegotten" does not refer to God's substance (1.15). Book 1 addresses the "God of the universe,"… Continue reading A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 2

A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 1

There are many reasons to find the exchange between Eunomius, Basil of Caesarea, and Gregory of Nyssa fascinating. I can think of three. First, it gives us historical insight into how prominent pro-Nicene thinkers defended their view. Second, it provides a way to think about the Trinity that many fail to consider. And third, some… Continue reading A Summary of Basil’s Against Eunomius, Book 1

Peter Lombard’s Sentences, Book 3: On the Incarnation of the Word (Table of Contents)

Translated by Giulio Silano. His additions are in square brackets [e.g., lorem ipsum], and mine are in curved brackets {e.g., lorem ipsum}. DISTINCTION 1 1. Why the Son took on flesh, and not the Father or the Holy Spirit. 2. Whether the Father or the Holy Spirit could have become incarnate. 3. Whether the Son, who alone took on flesh,… Continue reading Peter Lombard’s Sentences, Book 3: On the Incarnation of the Word (Table of Contents)

Tuggy’s Demon-Puppet Thought Experiment: My Thoughts and His Reply

Following Dr. Dale Tuggy's debate with Mr. Chris Date on "Jesus is human and not divine," I joined the Trinities Podcast Facebook group and asked for clarification on one of his thought experiments. I recall that he used a similar line of reasoning in his "Case Against Preexistence" episode on the podcast, and the fact… Continue reading Tuggy’s Demon-Puppet Thought Experiment: My Thoughts and His Reply