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Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The by Benjamin R. Merkle

By Benjamin R. Merkle

This research starts with an exam of Girolamo Zanchi's De Tribus Elohim (1572), environment this crucial safeguard of the doctrine of the Trinity within the quick context of the new upward thrust of antitrinitarianism in the Reformed Palatinate. De Tribus Elohim involved in the grammatical peculiarity of the Hebrew be aware Elohim (God) that allows you to refute the biblicism of its modern antitrinitarians. In doing so, Zanchi's argument an
exegetical thread universal in the overdue medieval case for the doctrine of the Trinity, yet which ran opposite to the exegetical sensibilities of lots of Zanchi's personal Reformed colleagues. This confrontation over the proper interpretation of the observe Elohim, then turned a touchstone for distinguishing among different
approaches to the Hebrew textual content with the Reformed Church of the overdue 16th century, and turns into an important piece in figuring out the advance of Reformed exegesis.

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