The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

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OUP Oxford, Feb 15, 2007 - Religion - 440 pages
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A historical and systematic introduction to what the medieval philospher and theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) said about faith in the Trinity. Gilles Emery OP provides an explanation of the main questions in Thomas's treatise on the Trinity in his major work, the Summa Theologiae. His presentation clarifies the key ideas through which Thomas accounts for the nature of Trinitarian monotheism. Emery focuses on the personal relations of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, both in their eternal communion and in their creative and saving action. By highlighting the thought of one of the greatest defenders of the doctrine of the Trinity, he enables people to grasp the classical Christian understanding of God.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Revelation of the Trinity
7
2 Thomas Exposition of Speculative Trinitarian Theology
18
3 The Structure of Thomas Treatise on the Triune God
36
4 The Processions
51
5 Relations
78
6 The Person
103
7 Trinitarian Monotheism
128
11 The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and from the Son
269
12 The Reciprocal Interiority of the Divine Persons
298
13 Appropriation
312
14 Trinitarian Creation and Action
338
15 Missions
360
Conclusion
413
Bibliography
420
Name Index
433

8 The Person of the Father
151
9 The Person of the Son
176
10 The Person of the Holy Spirit
219

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Gilles Emery OP is Professor of Dogmatic Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Francesca Murphy is Reader in Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen.

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