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Trinity (doctrine in Christianity)

Trinity [Lat.,=threefoldness], fundamental doctrine in Christianity, by which God is considered as existing in three persons. While the doctrine is not explicitly taught in the New Testament, early Christian communities testified to a perception that Jesus was God in the flesh; the idea of the Trinity has been inferred from the Gospel of St. John. The developed doctrine of the Trinity purports that God exists in three coequal and coeternal elements—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (see creed1). It sees these "persons" as constituted by their mutual relations, yet does not mean that God in his essence is Father, or a male deity. Jesus spoke of a relation of mutual giving and love with the Father, which believers could also enjoy through the Spirit. The Trinity is commemorated liturgically in the Western Church on Trinity Sunday. For systems denying the Trinity, see Unitarianism.

See studies by L. Hodgson (1960) and A. W. Wainwright (1962); G. L. Prestige, God in Patristic Thought (repr. 1964); J. N. D. Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines (1977); E. Jüngel, God as the Mystery of the World (1983).

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Trinity (river, United States)

Trinity, river rising in N Texas in three forks; the Clear Fork runs into the West Fork at Fort Worth, and the Elm Fork joins the West Fork at Dallas. The Trinity then flows c.510 mi (820 km) SE to Trinity Bay, an arm of Galveston Bay. The waters of upper tributaries and the main stream are impounded in numerous reservoirs that provide water for the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area; flood control; and water for irrigation. The largest reservoir, Garza–Little Elm, is impounded by Lewisville Dam (completed 1955) on the Elm Fork. The Trinity valley has a greater population and the majority of industrial development as opposed to other river basins in Texas. Massive flooding of the river occurred in the spring of 1990, recorded as among the nation's worst floods in the 20th cent.

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Trinity

658. Trinity

  1. botonné cross symbolizes Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
  2. equilateral triangle perfect geometrical representation of triune God. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 102]
  3. fleur-de-lis symbol of the trinity; resembles lily. [Christian Symbolism: EB, IV: 182]
  4. iris emblem of the trinity in da Vincis Madonna of the Rocks. [Plant Symbolism: Embolden, 26]
  5. shamrock St. Patricks legendary symbol of triune God. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 87]
  6. Sign of the Cross signifying Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. [Christianity: NCE, 2786]
  7. trefoil (clover) emblem of the Trinity. [Christian Symbolism: Cirlot, 5051]
  8. Trimurti Hindu triad of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva. [Hinduism: Brewer Dictionary, 1101]

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trinity

trinity (T-) being of God in three Persons XIII; (t-) set of three. — (O)F. trinité :- L. trīnitās, -tāt-, triad, trio, f. trīnus TRINE; see -ITY.
So trinitarian XVI. The earliest uses are † (1) holding unorthodox opinious about the Trinity, (2) belonging to the order of the Holy Trinity XVII; since XVIII the sense ‘relating to the Trinity, holding the doctrine of the Trinity’ has been established. f. modL. trīnitārius.

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Trinity

Trinity Central doctrine of Christianity, according to which God is three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. There is only one God, but he exists as ‘three in one and one in three’. The nature of the Trinity is held to be a mystery that cannot be fully comprehended. The doctrine of the Trinity was stated in early Christian creeds to counter heresies such as Gnosticism. See also Apostles' Creed; Athanasian Creed; Jesus Christ; Nicene Creed

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trin·i·ty / ˈtrinitē/ • n. (pl. -ties) (also the Trin·i·ty or the Ho·ly Trin·i·ty) the Christian Godhead as one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ∎  a group of three people or things: the wine was the first of a trinity of three excellent vintages. ∎  the state of being three: God is said to be trinity in unity.

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Trinity

any combination or set of three persons; three things united into one, 1542.

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