Truthmaker Trinitarianism

Keywords: Trinity, truthmaker, overdetermination, Greek Trinitarianism, constitution


This paper employs recent developments in the theory of truthmakers to offer a novel solution to the most discussed philosophical challenge presented by the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. According to the view developed, the Father, Son, and Spirit each serve as the only substantial constituent of equally minimal truthmakers for claims about God. Because they do, there is a clear and robust sense in which each is a substance that “is” God as much as anything is, while the three remain distinct from each other. The view is shown to hold certain prima facie advantages over rival extant approaches.

How to Cite
Byerly, R. (2019). Truthmaker Trinitarianism. TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 3(2), 77-97.