Religious Studies 52 (2):167-186 (2016)

C. A. McIntosh
Cornell University (PhD)
I argue that Social Trinitarians can and should conceive of God as a group person. They can by drawing on recent theories of group agency realism that show how groups can be not just agents but persons distinct from their members—albeit, I argue, persons of a different kind. They should because the resultant, novel view of the Trinity—that God is three ‘intrinsicist’ persons in one ‘functional’ person—is theologically sound, effectively counters the most trenchant criticisms of Social Trinitarianism, and enjoys independent theological support from the Biblical notion of ‘corporate personality.’
Keywords Social Trinitarianism  Group Agency Realism  Personhood  Doctrine of the Trinity
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DOI 10.1017/S0034412515000025
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