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Trinity and Marriage in Paul

The Establishment of a Communitarian Analogy of the Trinity Grounded in the Theological Shape of Pauline Thought

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Earl C. Muller, S.J.

This work explores some of the resources within Christian tradition for the development of a communitarian analogy of the Trinity that is comparable in its theological usefulness to Augustine's psychological analogy. An extended analysis is made of the early Pauline letters demonstrating the theological coherence of Paul's understanding of the divine Triad and the marital community. This is followed by a careful examination of Augustine's analogical criteriology and the demonstration that the Pauline approach to community adequately satisfies all but the most problematic Neoplatonic Augustinian criteria.
Contents: The theological coherence of Paul's understanding of the divine Triad and the marital community is brought into contact with Augustinian analogical criteria in order to develop an adequate communitarian analogy of the Trinity.