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In any case, Ibn 'Arabi attempted to analyze the aspects of truth and falsehood in this doctrine and found excuses for its upholders, even ways of ultimate salvation.
The most explicit defense of trinity that Ibn 'Arabi presented is in its connection with his discussion of kinds of tawhid.
While committing trinity to the profession of oneness of composition and presence of oddness and thereby making room for it, Ibn 'Arabi had in the corner of his mind the divine saying: "He is odd and He loves the odd." (30) Accordingly, the profession of oneness is also of two kinds or, in Ibn 'Arabi's terminology, belongs to either of two presences: the presence of oneness (hadhrah al wahdanoyah), and the presence of oddness (hadhrah al fardaniyyah).
It is necessary to look at how Ibn 'Arabi viewed multiplicity and unity as far as the nature of God is concerned, because this is one of the core issues in the Muslim-Christian discussion of unity and trinity.
Ibn 'Arabi took the very bold step of adding that God is One/Many (al wahid al kathir).
In order to separate the Divine essence from this attribution of relational multiplicity, Ibn 'Arabi at one point equated One/Many to Manifest/Nonmanifest (al zarhir wa al batin).
In his discussion of trinity or multiplicity, Ibn 'Arabi did not refer normally to life and wisdom, because these are intransitive so do not require objects, which makes them irrelevant from the point of view of cosmogony.
Though it is difficult to say that Ibn 'Arabi's interpretation of trinity would be acceptable to Christian authorities, as far as the Muslim-Christian dialogue on trinity is concerned, however, there is no doubt that Ibn 'Arabi's position is a breakthrough.
The purpose of this brief exploration was to introduce and explain Ibn 'Arabi's uniquely positive treatment of trinity against the background of his own metaphysical and hermeneutical principles, rather than connecting them to his so- called pluralism.
In Ibn 'Arabi's treatment of trinity one has a precedent case of such comparison that might be looked at in light of criteria laid down by Gurnon.