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Theological reflections on Rublev   s icon    The Holy Trinity     Dissertation submitted for the degree of Bachelor of Di...
Contents Page  Preface     What kind of God and so what   2  Introduction     The Rublev icon  5  Chapter One     The Trin...
Preface     What kind of God and so what  I was introduced to Rublev   s icon of the Holy Trinity five years ago in a theo...
looks as though the date for the inauguration service will be missed the priest   s suggestion that the icon be sent via R...
titles it is perhaps sufficient for us to note the way in which Rublev is using this image. It is within this framework or...
Introduction     The Rublev icon Having briefly considered the way in which icons are to be properly understood within the...
the identity of each person other than perhaps the educated speculation into which I have entered in company with others. ...
earth and heaven, the table of course suggesting the table of fellowship to which we come in the Eucharist where the Spiri...
or throne different to the other two figures and no difference in physical size. These are simply three figures seated aro...
Chapter One     The Trinity In the introduction it has already been explained that two distinctive views of God, influenci...
than the divine life.    8 That is to say, the original construction of the doctrine within the work of the Cappadocians r...
it is to him that we must first turn a critical eye. Augustine himself informs us,    I do not grasp what difference  the ...
God       12 Despite a late attempt  in the last sentence  to hold together a Trinitarian God it seems impossible to defen...
 emphasis added .    According to this conception, the undividedness of an opus dei ad extra is constituted by a perfect m...
but every form of communion which denies or suppresses the person  such as, I would argue, that suggested by Fiddes , is i...
in his words, actions and suffering, that we enter the communion of God   s being.    23, what he does not appear to expla...
not just unique individuals but the form of relation peculiar to them.    26 This focus upon communion seems to be at the ...
being, evolution or, for that matter, subsistent relation.    28 His correct assertion, that this is something we must    ...
Chapter Two     The Trinity and identity In the previous chapter the distinctive view of God suggested by the Rublev icon ...
God is conformed to the human image of community.    32 However, this cannot be the case when Scripture teaches, in Genesi...
approaching an understanding of God and, for the purposes of this chapter, themselves. The primary objection to Fiddes    ...
to be correspondences for understanding ourselves as fundamentally being persons in community as a reflection of the God w...
trinitariarian fellowship what remains un-addressed is the issue of the suspension of our particularity in this process. I...
basic one of all  God is the creator, we are of his creation. The triune God has created humankind as finite persons-in-re...
To conclude, then, it is clear that the Rublev icon is extremely valuable in helping us to reflect upon the nature of our ...
Chapter Three     The Trinity and the Kingdom Clearly, there are many implications of what has been said in the preceding ...
in Eastern terms, that continues with our considering implications for thinking about human nature  ie ourselves  and move...
same way that Jesus redefines the concept of leadership or rulership to his disciples in terms of servanthood perhaps the ...
In his discussion of what it means for us to be made in the    image of God    Gunton appears to be saying precisely this ...
re-creating of the whole of creation not merely humanity in isolation. Certainly implicit within much Kingdom language is ...
this Kingdom as a realization of our unity with God in the present. Therefore, thought must now turn to consideration of h...
Chapter Four     The Trinity and the Church In the previous chapter we considered the way in which the understanding of th...
properly founded doctrinal positions based on careful theological reflection. Indeed, Gunton agrees. His conclusion is tha...
enhancement of the bishop    60 That is to say that whilst arguing that, in theory, the bishop has no status over and abov...
Indeed, perhaps the best starting point is to describe the Church as community. This is important because it goes to the h...
be true of the communion at its heart which is nothing less than the thing that defines it ontologically. This, of course,...
Eucharist.    70 This happens as the Spirit mediates the presence of Christ drawing the Church into this communion which i...
contested on the same grounds as have been used in the previous chapter in relation to the Church as the anticipation of t...
Chapter Five     The Trinity, power and authority Having thus far considered the impact of the Trinitarian image of God po...
created within the being of God. Though not wishing to entirely endorse Fiddes    suggestion that we best understand the T...
the fraud that they are. What remains is an entirely mutual communion as the basis for the structuring of the Church. Howe...
Aligned to this idea is the theme of God   s freedom. This idea is key to an understanding, not only of how God exists in ...
whereby,    Engagement in the triune God also means the experience of participation in the making of freedom.    82 It is ...
Father, Son and Spirit made available to humanity through the cross of Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit. This must ...
What remains is the question of how best ministry should be practiced so as to avoid the domination of a particular group,...
the kingdom which they are intended to serve.    91 The use of the term assignments avoids more usual descriptions such as...
Conclusions In this study an attempt has been made to apply an image of God as described by the Rublev icon to a number of...
Bibliography                                                                               Augustine, De Trinitate Barth, ...
Figure 1        The Holy Trinity   , Andrei Rublev  1370-1430   48
Figure 2        The Trinity   , 11th Century fresco, Bayeux Cathedral  49