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CHAPTER III. THE BLESSED TRINITY. Part in. ! We trust that in the
foregoing, in behoof chap'IIL of the student's insight into the
true nature of Ideas, we have rescued the all-important truth, of
the divine Personality. But in order to arrive at a just conception
of the nature of Ideas he must meditate further on the Idea of God,
who is at once the origin and the archetype of all Ideas, and
contemplate Deity in the three Relations, which are essential to
the idea of the Triune God. He will learn, however, that these are
not mere Relations, but Eealities; not only Realities, but the
highest Realities; and again, that they are not dividuous entities,
such as three individual men, but one and the self-same Spirit in
distinctive self-hypostatic acts. And should he have attained to
this high contemplamen, he will acknowledge the value of a doctrine
which preserves for us the Idea of God in its integrity: first, the
one self- affirmed Absolute Will, above and unconfounded with
nature and the world, as the safeguard against Pantheism;?secondly,
the Divine Alterity, the divine principle in all and through Part
in. all derivative being, the Humanity which - worketh in all men
and is the light and life of the world, as the effectual antidote
against degrading anthropomorphism and the misty and unintelligible
notions of abstract theism;?thirdly, the divine Life, which, in
preserving the distinctness of the Relations, unites and
perpetuates them, as the necessary integration of the Idea, and the
corrective to the possibility of contemplating God other than as
indivisible Unity. 2. It is not our purpose here to investigate the
doctrine of the Trinity as a dogma of Theology, for which a more
fitting place will be found hereafter; but it will be incumbent on
us to render it inte...
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