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date: 23 July 2018

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This article explores the relation between politics and the doctrine of the Trinity. It describes the works of twentieth-century theologians who brought together the Trinity and politics in order to show what such a conjunction can and cannot do. It criticizes social Trinitarianism on the grounds that it grants too much to Immanuel Kant's reduction of religion to the sphere of practical reason and shows that the true political relevance of the doctrine of the Trinity consists in the fruitfulness of our participation in the Trinitarian life of God as it is revealed to us.

Keywords: politics, Trinity, social Trinitarianism, Immanuel Kant, reduction of religion, Trinitarian life

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