Belief in 3 gods. Specifically, the heretical view that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not 3 distinct Persons in 1 God, but 3 distinct essences, or gods; hence a form of polytheism. Arose and developed within Monophysitism.* See also Gentile, Giovanni Valentino; Roscellinus; Stiefel, Esajas.
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