Time, atemporality and the Trinitarian nature of God in Plato’s philosophical heritage

Piccioni, D. and Riganti, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-7763-3653, 2018. Time, atemporality and the Trinitarian nature of God in Plato’s philosophical heritage. Agathos: An International Review Of The Humanities And Social Sciences, 9 (1), pp. 7-33. ISSN 2069-1025

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Abstract

The paper addresses an apparently unsolvable philosophical question: can the Christian Dogma of the Trinitarian nature of God be rationally explained? The authors argue that the conflict between fides and ratio can be resolved by a novel interpretation of the concept of time within a new philosophical paradigm: the Purposeful Evolution Theory (PET), where time, as in Plato, is a movable image of Eternity. In this paper, the PET is used to explain the Christian Dogma of Trinity through a deductive reasoning centred on the concept of atemporality. The Purposeful Evolution Theory has strict links with Plato’s philosophy and represents a key for a systematic interpretation of Plato’s unwritten doctrines. The authors argue that Plato’s unwritten doctrines already addressed and partially solved the problem of Eternity and Time, indirectly giving a reason-based explanation of the Trinitarian Nature of God and His Goodness, before it was even revealed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Agathos: An International Review Of The Humanities And Social Sciences
Creators: Piccioni, D. and Riganti, P.
Publisher: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi
Date: 15 March 2018
Volume: 9
Number: 1
ISSN: 2069-1025
Rights: © www.agathos-international-review.com CC BY NC 2018
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 May 2018 08:41
Last Modified: 09 May 2018 08:43
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33466

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