McCabe on the Persons of the Trinity


  • Roger Pouivet Université de Lorraine, Institut Universitaire de France



Some analytical philosophers of religion characterize the persons of the Trinity using a notion of person borrowed from modern philosophy. It is the Cartesian one of the person as a center of consciousness. Herbert McCabe is a theologian who opposed this thesis because he asserts that God is not a person. Nor are the persons of the Trinity persons in that typically modern sense. This leads McCabe to prefer the Thomistic conception of the Trinity, and to propose a form of “mysterianism.”




How to Cite

Pouivet, R. (2022). McCabe on the Persons of the Trinity. TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 6(2), 81–94.