tritheist


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tri·the·ism

 (trī′thē-ĭz′əm)
n. Christianity
The belief that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three separate and distinct gods, heretical in orthodox Christianity.

tri′the·ist n.
tri′the·is′tic, tri′the·is′ti·cal adj.
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Noun1.tritheist - someone (not an orthodox Christian) who believes that the Father and Son and Holy Ghost are three separate godstritheist - someone (not an orthodox Christian) who believes that the Father and Son and Holy Ghost are three separate gods
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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An important, but rather neglected source for the christological use of enhypostatos in the sixth century is the Jerusalem Dialogue with a Tritheist by the Chalcedonian patriarch Anastasius I of Antioch (559-598).
Jefferson, as his writings make abundantly clear, had contempt for much of the Christian clergy, rejected John Calvin as a tritheist, and wrote his own bible that excluded all references to miracles, wonders, signs, virgin birth, resurrection, the god-head, and whatever else conflicted with his own religious thought.
The two disputes covered are the agnoetic and tritheist debates, from the point of view of the 'orthodox' Monophysites.
Peter thought amendments were badly needed and that Damian's arguments would confirm the tritheist contention that their opponents were Sabellian unitarians.
His writing is both philosophical and theological, though on the theological side some of his more exuberant comments may seem strange to the ordinary Christian reader: thus we read that "Aquinas's doctrine gives us no warrant for saying there are three persons in God," and that if we do so "in the ordinary sense of person," "we are tritheists.
If Newton downplayed the distinction of Persons, none other than John Philoponus went all out for it, ranking as one of theological history's rather few tritheists.