God Triune in the Beginning – and for the 21st Century

Yet to guard against tritheizing (making three gods), the Church of the future should also stress: that the Father has never had auto-paternity; that the Son has never had autofiliation; and that the Spirit has never had auto-procession. For the Father could never have paternalized from all eternity without there always having been a co-eternal Son in the power of the Spirit. Nor could the Son have filiated from all eternity without a coeternal Father, in the power of the Spirit. Nor could the Spirit ever have proceeded from all eternity, without always having gone forth and always having continued to go forth from a co-eternal Father toward a co-eternal Son (and also vice-versa back again to the co-external Father).