Trinity is One God Not Three Gods

by Boethius


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Boethius’ life and works form the bridge between classical philosophy and medieval theology. In this treatise, Boethius sets out to articulate the orthodox teaching of the Trinity philosophically, simultaneously defending it against possible heresies. Arianism, one of the most well-known, widespread, and controversial heresies, receives particular attention. His views on the Trinity reflect his background in Platonic and Aristotelian thought, a background which subsequent Christian philosophers and theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas, would inherit. This particular treatise is often read as a supplement to Boethius’ still popular and influential work The Consolation of Philosophy.

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Boethius
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia
Born: Rome
Died: October 23, 524, Pavia
Related topics: Boethius,--d. 524, Criticism, interpretation, etc., De consolatione philosophiae (Boethius), Early works, Happiness
Basic information: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (ca. 480–524 or 525 AD) was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25.
Popular works: Consolation of Philosophy, Trinity is One God Not Three Gods, Theological Tractates

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