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5.12.2017

Trinitarian objectivism

I came across the term 'trinitarian objectivism' in a J. I. Packer essay awhile back and tried to google it to see what it meant (Packer gave no explanation in the course of the essay), and came up empty. Because I'm banned from pretty much all of the Christian forums on the internet I couldn't put the question to anyone that way; so I just put it on a shelf.

Then this evening I came across this little essay on Reformed Forum. You have to read the entire essay to get the context, but in it I found an explanation for the term I was looking for.

This paragraph is probably not very helpful when read alone (again, you should read the entire essay), but it gets somewhat directly at what it means to have an objectively Trinitarian worldview:

Herman Bavinck’s organic ontology, which holds that the archetypal unity-in-diversity of the triune God of Scripture requires an ectypal unity-in-diversity in the creation, provides the theological rationale for his philosophical apologetic.[12] Because the creation is not amorphous, conforming to the subjective and variegated philosophies of man, but has an objective unity-in-diversity ontology, both monism and dualism are unable to account for the full-orbed life of the world and humanity. The former destroys all diversity at the expense of unity and the latter posits a diversity that never arrives at a unity—neither can satisfy both the heart and the mind. Such satisfaction is reserved only for the revelational epistemology of Scripture that takes the doctrine of the Trinity as its alpha and omega point.

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