Original Research - Special Collection: God as One

God as One

Willem H. Oliver, Erna Oliver
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 1 | a4959 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i1.4959 | © 2019 Willem H. Oliver | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 March 2018 | Published: 24 January 2019

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Willem H. Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa
Erna Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

Two notions are discussed in this article, namely, the (unity of the) Trinity and God’s omnipresence. These two notions are deeply embedded in the Christian faith system and religion – they actually form both the basis and point of departure for the Christian religion. The aim of this article is to revisit the (Early Church and present) dogma of the Church about the Trinity and omnipresence of God as a result of the heresies and apologies linked to this dogma, and to rethink the notion of the concept ‘Trinity’ linked to God’s omnipresence. The historical method is used in the discussion of the (primary) sources and to reach the outcome.

Keywords

Trinity; Early Church; Contemporary; God as One

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