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Tripersonal monotheism as a factor of social stability
Tripersonal monotheism as a factor of social stability

Author(s): Mihai Himcinschi
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă Alba Iulia
Keywords: mission; church; society; philanthropy; salvation; religion; faith; eschatology

Summary/Abstract: A well-understood Trinitarian doctrine – in all its oikonomical aspects – has fruitful consequences in the social and political life, very different from those of mono-personal monotheism; a doctrine which has proved to be superior to that inspired both by the ancient polytheism and by materialist atheism, ever since the apostolic age. In polytheism, the divine world is more powerful and pervaded by worship, but less varied in values regarding human and social aspects. On the other hand, atheists may chose models of the good, including models of political absolutism and totalitarianism, or they may choose none of these. The first implication of Trinitarian monotheism is the fact that, having in mind the Persons of the Trinity, one may reach a loving and free relationship in communion, although some members of society cannot directly deduce from its directions regarding the power, the administration or the social and economical structure issues. The second implication is that during each event, creeds and socio-political ideologies cannot be represented as ultimate values. Ideology becomes secondary, and any thesis that declares itself, either a social ideology or a political one, being primary, is not accepted, in the main. Any other interpretation or distortion of the socio-Trinitarian doctrine will have risky implications for the world. In the history of Christianity, it was natural for us to know the relationship between God and the world without ignoring the Persons of the Holy Trinity and the loving relationships among. Them, and to focus on the only God as a merciful legislator or as an omniscient and almighty Creator. These images of God, which may have multiple social implications, make possible the understanding of the biblical text: God is Love.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2013
  • Issue No: 1 - Suppl.
  • Page Range: 293-304
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English