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Removed[edit]

I removed this passage:

"the terminology of Godhead is broader than the idea of Trinity, and includes other ideas of how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are interrelated."

Whenever there are "ideas of how the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are interrelated", there is a "Trinity". Even the Arians did adhere to the Trinity, though they did not consider all three "members" divine (at least not in the same sense). Str1977 22:36, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

Content from 'God in Christianity'[edit]

The following was cut from God in Christianity and needs to be reintegrated back into this article. 02:41, 4 June 2012‎ Editor2020 (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (2,637 bytes) (0)‎ . . (Editor2020 moved page Talk:Godhead (Christianity) to Talk:Godhead in Christianity: Per WP:TITLEFORMAT) (undo | thank)

"The term Godhead is a term denoting deity or divinity. Though often used interchangeably with the concept of Trinity, the two are not synonymous.[1]

The term is only used in three passages in the King James Bible. In Acts 17:29 it is used to translate the Greek word: θεῖον theion, an adjective meaning "divinity, deity",[2] in Romans 1:20 it is used to translate the Greek word θειότης theiotēs, a noun meaning "divinity, divine nature".[3] and in Colossians 2:9 for the Greek word θεότητος theotētos, a noun meaning "deity".[4]

The nature of the Godhead is defined differently among different Christian denominations. In most branches of Christianity, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, and Protestantism, trinitarianism prevails and the Godhead is viewed as the Holy Trinity, and so the word Godhead is often used interchangeably with Trinity.

Contrasting views of the Godhead include the version of tritheism accepted by some denominations of Mormonism, the unitarianism of the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Monotheistic Modalism of the Oneness Pentecostals, the Binitarianism of some Seventh day Church of God groups, the Dualism of Gnosticism, and various other nontrinitarian views of denominations such as the Church of Christ, Scientist, the Unification Church, and Unitarian Universalism."

Has the above actually been done? In ictu oculi (talk) 03:25, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Mormonism WP:Weight[edit]

New User editing to remove "Mormonism not Christian" etc, not sure who "we" is; restored per edit warring, but all the same I think the section is overweight, should normally be 1 of 10 or 15 church views. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:25, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

I have slimmed it. In ictu oculi (talk) 23:50, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Actually I have zapped it. As overweight, OR, unsourced, and of no direct reference to the title. A see also God in Mormonism will do unless there is any real sourced content. In ictu oculi (talk) 23:57, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Mormonism included at all?[edit]

@Dmodic: in regards to a possible WP:Fork, this umbrella article on Godhead in Christianity could include a link (not a redirect) to a breakout fork subarticle on Godhead in Mormonism if such is sufficient to justify an article? I suspect it isn't and a link to God in Mormonism would suffice. The reason why Mormonism's view of the godhead is on this Godhead in Christianity page is because Mormonism is generally counted a Christian group by academics and secular sources and en.wp tends to follow WP:NPOV on such matters. In short fundamentalist Christian views on what counts as Christian aren't valid here. In ictu oculi (talk) 15:28, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
@Dmodic: I really don't want this on my User Talk page, you have been reverted by User:Editor2020 first before myself.
You're incorrect in your thinking because en.wikipedia editors say so. You need to discuss this with Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Christianity editors in general. In ictu oculi (talk) 23:50, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Removed section "Neoplatonism"[edit]

Removed:

In the later Neoplatonic mystical tradition (in Pseudo-Dionysius, for example), the term θεαρχία (thearchia) is used. http://www.catholicprimer.org/early_theologians/dionysius_areopagite_divine_names_mystical_theology.pdf

Can't see value or relevance of this to the subject Godhead in Christianity. In ictu oculi (talk) 23:56, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

"Godhead is a Middle English variant of the word godhood, and denotes the Divinity or Substance (Ousia) of God in Christianity, or the Trinity."

What does this mean? Editor2020, Talk 05:03, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

I see this line in the Talk above. "The term Godhead is a term denoting deity or divinity." Is that what the article is trying to say and it has just been muddied up with other stuff? Editor2020, Talk 05:10, 16 January 2015 (UTC)