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date: 22 April 2019

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This article focuses on the analogous naming of divine persons and the notion of God as a personal being in the context of the doctrine of Trinity. It explores what it means to apply the notion of a person analogously to God, with particular attention to intra-Trinitarian relationship and to the creation of persons made for a relationship with each other and God. It cites the work of Thomas Aquinas to provide a better understanding of some of the worries around a personal God and to clarify how we can speak meaningfully of God being personal without necessarily succumbing to an anthropological projection.

Keywords: divine persons, Trinity, personal God, intra-Trinitarian relationship, Thomas Aquinas

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