Of the Persons as Compared to the Relations or Properties
We now consider the persons in connection with the relations, or properties; and there are four points of inquiry:
- Whether relation is the same as person?
- Whether the relations distinguish and constitute the persons?
- Whether mental abstraction of the relations from the persons leaves the hypostases distinct?
- Whether the relations, according to our mode of understanding, presuppose the acts of the persons, or contrariwise?