subordinationism


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subordinationism

(səˌbɔːdɪˈneɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Theology) either of two interpretations of the doctrine of the Trinity, often regarded as heretical, according to which the Son is subordinate to the Father or the Holy Ghost is subordinate to both
subˌordiˈnationist n

subordinationism

the theological tenet of progressively declining essence within the Trinity. — subordinationist, n.
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This risks subordinationism given Zizioulas's concept of the Godhead.
Filled with "nature's gifts" and led by grace, Southwell's Christ Child is obedient to the Father's will without the taint of subordinationism that will enter into Milton's "Paradise Regained" in the next century.
Subordinationism, Arianism, which caused the murder of millions, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Donatism, Pelagianism--all these in the first five hundred years of the Church.
92) Nevertheless, Johnson uses tentative language when spelling out the four charges: Dupuis "may solve the problem of subordinationism," but does so "by undermining the unity of two natures in one person.
Abstract: The theology of divine processions developed by Gregory of Nyssa in the last decades of the fourth century was essential for the definitive statement of pneumatological dogma and for the overcoming of Trinitarian subordinationism.
in His Son, the primordial causes of everything that are at once eternal and created, has led to many misconceptions and accusations of pantheism and subordinationism.
She also traces the (heretical) subordinationism that Lewis as a young Christian found in the Trinity--heretical because it is clearly denied by two of the Creeds that Lewis accepted.
Hampton devotes the major part of his study to a detailed analysis of three controversies: the Reformed responses to George Bull's Arminian Harmonia Apostolica (1670), to William Sherlock's A Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity (1690), and to Samuel Clark's The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity (1712), which led to the so-called Arian controversy, an anti-Trinitarian move that Hampton argues should more properly be termed subordinationism.
While this image makes the point, it also supports the kind of subordinationism that contemporary Trinitarian theology wants to avoid.
But it is Shawcross himself, and William Hunter whose position on subordinationism he is defending, who do not know the meaning of Arianism, for to subordinate the Son to the Father in the Godhead is very Arianism itself.