Freedom, Goodness, and Metaphysical Value – Part 3/3

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Note on Trinitarian Theology

I have argued that there cannot be more than one being that is SGMV (the source and ground for objective moral values — see Part 2 of this series). However, it does not follow that there cannot be more than one person that is SGMV. The intra-trinitarian relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit would seem to be such as to avoid the problem of conflict – given the fact that they are of the same being and share the same divine attributes, there is not any obvious problem with this idea. While there are fascinating connections between the “generic” concept of God that is typically used in discussing problems related to the philosophy of religion and the Christian Trinitarian concept of God, the analysis of these connections falls outside the scope of this article series. Therefore, I will not pursue the topic here any further.

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