CFP: Analytic Theology and the Tri-Personal God : the Trinitarian Renewal in Analytic Tradition

Submission deadline: August 31, 2018

Conference date(s):
September 12, 2018 - September 14, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Department of theology, Catholic University of Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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All contributions should be submitted on 31st August 2018. Contributions can be in English or in French. Abstracts should be susceptible for blind-review and contain: (1) the title of your talk; (2) the section corresponding to your talk; (3) an abstract of the paper to be presented (500 words)

This Symposium aims at mapping the recent debates and controversies and to answer the question: what is new in the philosophical and theological renewal concerning the Trinity within the Analytic Tradition? We expect to analyze the analytical contribution to the traditional Trinitarian theology, but also, the problems raised by the analytical approach. The conference explores possible answers to this question in three sections.

  1. What is a Divine Person?
  2. Main Models of the Trinity
  3. Relative Identity Theories

We will consider questions such as (but are not limited to):

What are implications for conceiving God as a person?

What is a “person”?

There is exactly one God?

What is a mode?

Is God a self?

Is there a trope of deity?

How can we understand what is meant by saying that the Trinitarian Three are


Could there be more than one God?

Is God an Abstract Object?

What would be a solution to the Logical Problem of the Trinity?

What is the nature of the unity and diversity in the Trinity?

What is a “nature”?

How can we understand the “identity” in the Trinity?

Is there exactly one God?

There are exactly three divine persons?

The three divine persons can be not-identical but numerically the same?

Is standard logic of identity inconsistent with Trinitarian doctrine?

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