Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.1EQ

[The triadic assume3cC contextualizes an objectrelation2cC that is a dyadic actuality.

Each of the actualities in the dyad is a triadic relation.

In turn, each triadic relation (in the dyad contextualized by assume3cC) contains an object that is a dyadic actuality.

In the theological relation, the One Who Recognizes accounts for the One Who Is Recognized.

In the anthropological relation, the One Who Is Recognized accounts for the individual living within the Body of ‘the One Who Is Recognized’.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.1EO

[For example, consider the relation that defines religionsuprasovereign:

Assume3cC( objectrelation2cC( possibility that all will enter relation1cC))

The actuality, objectrelation2cC is a dyad of relations.

As a dyad, ‘the two relations in actuality’ are contiguous. Somehow, one accounts for the other. The theological relation of the One Triune God accounts for the anthropological relation of Creation. The theological relation of ‘Recognize!’ accounts for the anthropological relation of ‘the individual in mystical union with God’.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.1EN

Summary of text [comment] page 69

[Before going to the second movement, allow me to ask this question about assume3cC:

Why don’t ‘the two relations that compose the dyad in actuality’ interscope?

Why does one relation not become situation and the other content?

The answer comes from the fact that dyadic actuality belongs to one relation.

Once you remove the pair from that one particular relation, then the actualities (if they are relations) may interscope.

Compare 2.1 EL to 2.1 EI.]


Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.1EM

[So, with the preceding blogs and images in mind, I attempt to summarize.

I do so in two movements.

First, God the One must also be God the Three in order to encompass all three categories of existence.

If the One Triune God is actual, then another actual relation occurs in the dyad of actuality. That other actuality is creation.

These actualities are not hierarchical, they are contiguous. They obey the laws of non-contradiction.

Furthermore, this dyad has a normal context: Assume.

‘Assume3cC’ brings ‘One True Triune God and Creation2cC’ into relation with the ‘potential of all coming into relation1cC’. This relation characterizes a suprasovereign religion.

Details can be found in the e-book: How To Define the Word ‘Religion’.]