@The Pentacle Queen,
In any christian theology, practice, or interpretation of the Bible, is the
concept of the trinity ever seen as representing anything similar to-
The son- Man (us)
The Holy Spirit- The world in the noumenal sense.
The Father- The omniscient perspective which understands the pluralised
perspectives of mankind.
Do any Christians consider the concept of the trinity as a metaphysical theory,
or only as a 'removed'/'objectified' three-part deity?
As I'm sure you know, Christian theologians of the middle ages used
philosophy based on Aristotle in their theologizing. Philosophy was called the
, the handmaiden of theology.
As I recall it, Aquinas spoke of God the Father being the creator and
knower of himself and all things. The Son proceeds from the Father and
is his knowledge of himself and his creation. The Holy Spirit proceeds
from this knowledge and is the love binding creator and creation.
Anyway, that's how I remember it.