Trinity, Subordination, and Heresy: A Reply to Mark Edwards

Keywords: Trinity, subordination, eternal generation, analytic theology


In this article, I offer some analytic reflections on Mark Edward's paper, "Is Subordinationism a Heresy?" I shall discuss the desiderata for a conciliar Trinitarian theology, the divine essence, and the different notions of subordination that Edwards identifies. Then I shall consider two arguments that certain accepted, conciliar notions of subordination lead to heretical notions of subordination. Thus raising the worry that conciliar Trinitarian theology might involve some internal incoherence between the homoousios doctrine and the subordination of the Son and Holy Spirit to the Father.

How to Cite
Mullins, R. T. (2020). Trinity, Subordination, and Heresy: A Reply to Mark Edwards. TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 4(2), 87-101.