Philosophy colloquium to consider the doctrine of the Trinity
Dr. Jonathan Jacobs of the UST Philosophy Department will give a talk, "Now We See Dimly: Philosophical Reflections on the Doctrine of the Trinity," at the next event in the Philosophy Colloquium Series.
The discussion will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the auditorium, Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.
Is the doctrine of the Trinity a simple error in counting: 1 + 1 + 1 = 1? Or, can it be shown to be logically consistent? Jacobs will argue that it is consistent. But there is a further question: Can the doctrine be understood?
Jacobs will consider several contemporary, philosophical accounts of the Trinity and argue that each is unsatisfactory. For the moment, then, the situation is much like an understanding of quantum mechanics. It is known to be true and important, but people really are in the dark about how it could be true.