Interesting question. And no simple answer. Again you have to understand that the followers of Jesus considered him to be the manifestation of the Sun on Earth – the Sun being the Soul.
If you studied ancient religion you find other crucified or mudered Sun-Heroes: Dionysus, Ixion, Mithra, Krishna, Tammuz, Promotheus, Osiris… It is the Dark, Autumn, Sun that comes to Earth and is murdered as a blood offering, to release the Winter curse of sterility and non-fertility and poverty on humanity, and release the inner bright Sun, the Spring Son, for salvation of the world through creation, the blooming of the garden.
Jesus is the latest in a long line of sacrificed Sun-Gods or Sons of God. This does not diminish Jesus Christ, to say he is the latest manifestation of the highest principle of the Soul. Jesus is an historical manifestation of God’s love of humanity.
Three stages of the Trinity: 1. The Age of the Father, the Day-Cycle, Creation, Winter to Summer, Life, Plenty, Unity; 2. The Age of the Son, the Night-Cycle, Deflation, Summer to Winter, Death, Poverty, Division; 3. The Age of the Holy Spirit. The last age is the manifestation of the Divine Fire that welds the Duality and Opposition of the Father and Son into a New Unity, through the birth of the Inner Sun at the Winter Solstice.
The Father takes seven steps up the Tree of Life (which is also down the Tree of Knowledge) and reaches a kind of culmination at the Summer Solstice; then the Tower of Babel experience (the first manifestation of the Divine Fire) that breaks the unity into parts, or into division and opposition. Plato wrote about the Round Man whose pride caused Zeus/Jupiter to become angry so he struck him with his lightning and divided him against himself. Very similar idea. Also look at the Twin Towers 2001 as a manifestation of the same story.
The Son takes seven steps down the Tree of Life (or up the Tree of Knowledge) and reaches a kind of culmination at the Winter Solstice, the time of rebirth, through the Divine Fire Agency of the Holy Spirit who synthesizes the Father-Son rupture and unifies the 2 into the 3 and then into the 1 again, wherein Life begins again…
A book I am writing defines these Three Seasons (Trinity) as
Life – The Age of the Father
Death – the Age of the Sun
Sacrifice – the Age of the Holy Spirit
This is my personal understanding of the History of the Trinity as it manifests in Aemrican History. History manifests in 36-year cycles. In America these cycles are, for this century:
1893 was a horrible depression in America, the Great Depression, until eclipsed by the Greater Depression of 1929, then followed by the Greatest Staglation of 1965, and now the Greatest Depression in world history, 2001-2019 (we are no where near the bottom of this deflation):
1911-1929: Age of the Father, Inflation, Climbing theTree of Life
1929: Divine Fire Tower of Babel experience that Divides the Unity and inaugurates division. The Collapse of Wall Street
1929-1947: Age of the Son, Deflation, Climbing the Tree of Knowledge
1947: Divine Fire Pentecost experience that inaugurate Unity as the Son becomes the Father
1947-1965: Age of the Father, Inflation, Climbing theTree of Life
1965: Divine Fire Tower of Babel experience that Divides the Unity and inaugurates division – racial division of America, the burning of Watts and Detroit; the assassinations of the Kennedeys and Martin Luther King
1965-1983: Age of the Son, Deflation, Climbing the Tree of Knowledge
1983: Divine Fire Pentecost experience that inaugurate Unity as the Son becomes the Father
1983-2001: Age of the Father, Inflation, Climbing theTree of Life
2001: Divine Fire Tower of Babel experience with the Arab attack on America and the destruction of the Twin Towers, or the World Trade Center (the symbol of united world trade). The Collapse of Wall Street.
2001-2019: Age of the Son, Deflation, Climbing the Tree of Knowledge
2019: Divine Fire Pentecost experience that inaugurate Unity as the Son becomes the Father and Life continues…