Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Filioque Thought Experiment

I hold to something like the Filioque, though I agree most construals of it are painfully bad.  Let's take the term "procession."  The Spirit proceeds from Father-Son.  In the Bible procession has royalist connotations.  Could the Filioque also take on royalist overtones?

We can be certain in history it did not.   Such theocentric Royalism would have detracted from the Papacy's claims to supremacy over Europe.

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