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References and further reading

  • Augustine (396–426) De doctrina christiana (On Christian Doctrine), trans. E. Hill, Teaching Christianity, Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1996.

    (A good modern translation.)

  • Brown, D. (1985) The Divine Trinity, London: Duckworth.

    (A widely discussed book on the topic.)

  • Cartwright, R. (1987) ‘On the Logical Problem of the Trinity’, in Philosophical Essays, Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press.

    (A sustained, rigorous attempt to show that the logical problems faced by the doctrine of the Trinity are insoluble by any means that have so far been proposed.)

  • Geach, P. (1977) The Virtues, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (This and the following item are Geach’s most important statements of his attempt at a solution to the logical problems presented by Trinitarian theology; see especially pages 72–81.)

  • Geach, P. and Anscombe, G.E.M. (1963) Three Philosophers, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (See previous item; see especially pages 118–20.)

  • Hill, E. (1985) The Mystery of the Trinity, London: Geoffrey Chapman.

    (A very useful exposition of Augustine and Aquinas on the Trinity.)

  • Hodgson, L. (1940) The Doctrine of the Trinity, New York: Scribner.

    (A classic work.)

  • McGrath, A.E. (1994) Christian Theology: An Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell.

    (Recommended for readers with no background in theology or church history. Clear and reliable.)

  • Martinich, A.P. (1978) ‘Identity and Trinity’, Journal of Religion 58: 169–181.

    (An attempt at a Geach-style solution to the logical problems of the Trinity. More systematic than Geach.)

  • Swinburne, R. (1988) ‘Could There Be More Than One God?’, Faith and Philosophy 5: 225–241.

    (Swinburne’s account of the Trinity.)

  • Tertullian, Q.S.F. (c.213) Adversus Praxean (Against Praxeas), trans. A. Souter, London: SPCK, 1920.

    (Contains Tertullian’s treatment of the Trinity; this is the source of the technical terminology used in Latin Christian discussions.)

  • Van Inwagen, P. (1988) ‘And Yet They Are Not Three Gods but One God’, in T.V. Morris (ed.) Philosophy and the Christian Faith, South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

    (An attempt at a Geach-style solution to the logical problems of the Trinity. A broader range of problems than those considered by Geach and Martinich is addressed. This essay may be consulted for further references.)

Citing this article:
van Inwagen, Peter and Dan Howard-Snyder. Bibliography. Trinity, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-K105-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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