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The Trinity, Election and God's Ontological Freedom: A Response to Kevin W. Hector

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A recent article by Kevin Hector considered the disagreement between Bruce McCormack and me over the relationship between the doctrines of election and the Trinity raising a number of crucial issues such as the proper relation of the immanent and economic Trinity, the nature of God's freedom and the identity of the logos asarkos. In this article I explore how and why Barth's dialectical understanding of the triune God's freedom from and for creatures disallowed equating God's ontological freedom with election in the manner suggested by McCormack and Hector, because that would reduce God's omnipotence to his omnicausality, the immanent to the economic Trinity.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: St John's University, Queens, New York 11439, USA.

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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