"Such tensions increase as Philippians 2 progresses, like a coiled spring—until Trinitarian doctrine comes along and releases that tension. There is one divine “being” or ousia and three divine “persons” or hypostases according to classic trinitarian theology. Armed with this distinction, we may go back and see Jesus’ distinction from God and his oneness with God as finally complementary, not contradictory. The slow-building pressure of the text finds its proper release in the formulations of later creedal theology. In its own idiom, Philippians 2 says what the Council of Nicaea says using a different vocabulary."