Mindmap of chapter 4 of James Eglinton's trinity and Organicsm.
Here Eglinton, after rejecting the bipolar view of Herman Bavinck, looks for an alternative reading. Bavinck is rightly placed in the neo-Calvinist tradition. Bavink's theology is thoroughly reformed and Trinitarian. The unity-in-diversity of the Trinity is used by Bavinck as a key component. To misunderstand the Trinity is to grossly misappropriate the creation.
The emphasis here is on the neo-calvinist distinction between the Creator and creation. God's existence is not self caused or dependet on anything. God is wholly unlike anything - but everything else is like God. This is why there are vestiges of the Trinity within the creation.
After the ground clearing of previous chapters, Eglinton here is beginning to lay a new pathway for the understanding of Bavinck.