Sporadic theological and historical musings by Edgar Foster (Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies and one of Jehovah's Witnesses).
From Craig's "Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity."
Hi Edgar. Just me again. I was just wondering if you knew perhaps the person who made study mentioned in the quote below, about a statistical survey of Tertullians unique terminology:“...The theologian who may be argued to have been responsible for the development of the distinctive trinitarian terminology is Tertullian (c. 160-225). According to one analysis, Tertullian coined 509 new nouns, 284 new adjectives, and 161 new verbs in the Latin language. […] Trinitas. Tertullian ( invented ) the word: “Trinity” (Trinitas), which has become so characteristic a feature of Christian theology since his time...” - (Page 239, Subheading: “The Historical Developement of the Doctrine,” Chapter 12, “The Doctrine of the Trinity,” Section 2: “Christian Theology,” in the Book: “Christian Theology: An Introduction,” By Alister E. McGrath, Welley-Blackwell, 5th Edition, 2011.)
Hi Matt13:Yes, Alister McGrath is a notable scholar. I've read portions of the book you cite and own another book written by him. Regards,Edgar
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