and fiveness are abstractions that we appear to be comfortable with from a young age.
Moltmann's assessment of Western Trinitarianism is questionable, but what his caricature communicates is the dangers which abound when stressing the oneness of God at the expense of God's threeness
and when prioritizing talk of divine substance over God's self-disclosure through the person and life of Jesus.
This choice of repeating patterns was deliberate, as it was important to see if the students could relate any of the patterns to their number facts; that is, see the threeness
, fourness or the fiveness of the pattern and use this to predict unseen elements.
However, if one reads Bakhtin's concept of intentional hybridity into this final state of Petra's development, we do find that the protagonist's personae seem to coalesce into a threeness
At the same time, in at least three of the great religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity--there is a threeness
, a Trinity, in God.
If fire is necessarily hot, it does not follow that fire will share everything that is true of anything that is necessarily hot; from the fact that threeness
is odd, it does not follow that threeness
shares everything that is true of any class of odd numbers.
Instead, both oneness and threeness
are equally real, equally ultimate, equally basic, and integral to God's nature.
Naively, the poem turns out to have, not only the balladic tension between three and four beats, which add up to the "seven" that keeps coming back stubbornly as the number-name (she has no name herself) of the child's understanding, and insofar as she (The Old Ballad as The Young Girl) spiritedly refuses to cooperate with her modern abstract composer; and not only an encounter between two speakers; and not only a triangle, or threeness
, that she makes with her dead siblings; but an eight, and a twelve and so on.
In each case the oneness did not cancel the threeness
Notably, the threeness
of chaos is revealed in logistic time series by a prominent period 3 and by the triadic distribution of rise and fall (Sabelli, 2005).
The Hub Effect, or Threeness
in Interregional Trade," in Theory, Policy and Dynamics in International Trade, edited by J.
10) The concept of fourness extends beyond the shapes shown, just as threeness
covers more than those "things" that my students bring back to class.