only if God is tripersonal
is man a person (see 127), are the concepts of "subsidiarity and solidarity" viable (129), and are Catholic positions on social ethics and morality comprehensible.
A renewed sense of revelation as God's loving tripersonal
self-disclosure released the council from static neo-Scholastic notions of revelation as objective formulae and merely abstract propositional information.
Far from threatening the enduring continuity of the church, change makes possible that continuous identity of this corporate subject profoundly shaped by the tripersonal
However, I wish to conclude with one aspect that emerges from the above considerations and that such a synthesis would need to highlight: the increasing emphasis given by the council to the saving activity of the tripersonal God's presence and activity in the movements of human history, but with a new appreciation of "history.
Over these four sessions, the ecclesiological elements of the council's emerging vision came to be presented in terms of a broader vista, that of the whole economy of salvation revealing the activity of the tripersonal God's ways within human history, now understood with a much keener historical consciousness.
The events of the first Good Friday and Easter Sunday form the highpoint of the saving self-communication of the tripersonal
God, which was proclaimed by Peter and eventually enshrined in the church's Creed.
Add too the fact that the tripersonal
God's self-giving disclosure in the Resurrection called the church and her sacraments into existence.
This advaita experience, which implies the supreme renunciation of oneself and the even more radical renunciation of the divine "Thou" encountered in prayer, seems to run counter to the Christian doctrines of the tripersonal
God, creation, and prayer, and would make the double belonging to Christianity and Hinduism problematic if not impossible.
GOD: UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING THE TRINITY.
Thus the symbol of God as personal or even tripersonal
cannot be understood literally since it refers both to what is finite, namely, the notion of person, and to the transpersonal or infinite which lies beyond the representation of God as personal and "is the creator of persons, personality and personhood" (224).
If in line with orthodox Christian belief, one holds that God is tripersonal
, then the relations among the three divine persons can be said to be eternal and, as far as we human beings know, unchanging.