The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas

Hardcover | December 30, 2016

byDominic Legge, O.P.

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The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas brings to light the Trinitarian riches in Thomas Aquinas's Christology. Dominic Legge, O.P, disproves Karl Rahner's assertion that Aquinas divorces the study of Christ from the Trinity, by offering a stimulating re-reading of Aquinas on his ownterms, as a profound theologian of the Trinitarian mystery of God as manifested in and through Christ. Legge highlights that, for Aquinas, Christology is intrinsically Trinitarian, in its origin and its principles, its structure, and its role in the dispensation of salvation. He investigates theTrinitarian shape of the incarnation itself: the visible mission of the Son, sent by the Father, implicating the invisible mission of the Holy Spirit to his assumed human nature. For Aquinas, Christ's humanity, at its deepest foundations, incarnates the very personal being of the divine Son and Wordof the Father, and hence every action of Christ reveals the Father, is from the Father, and leads back to the Father. This study also uncovers a remarkable Spirit Christology in Aquinas: Christ as man stands in need of the Spirit's anointing to carry out his saving work; his supernatural humanknowledge is dependent on the Spirit's gift; and it is the Spirit who moves and guides him in every action, from Nazareth to Golgotha.

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The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas brings to light the Trinitarian riches in Thomas Aquinas's Christology. Dominic Legge, O.P, disproves Karl Rahner's assertion that Aquinas divorces the study of Christ from the Trinity, by offering a stimulating re-reading of Aquinas on his ownterms, as a profound theologian of the Trin...

Dominic Legge, O.P., is Assistant Professor in the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies and Assistant Director at the Thomistic Institute.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:December 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198794193

ISBN - 13:9780198794196

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Table of Contents

Gilles Emery, O.P.: ForewordAbbreviations and Editions of Works of St. Thomas AquinasOther AbbreviationsIntroductionPart I: The Trinity and the Dispensation of Salvation1. The Divine Missions: From the Trinity, To the Trinity2. Divine Missions: Invisible and VisiblePart II: Jesus Christ, the Word of the Father Sent in the Flesh3. Why the Son Became Incarnate4. The Hypostatic Union and the TrinityPart III: Christ and the Holy Spirit5. Like Splendor Flowing from the Sun: The Holy Spirit and Christ's Grace6. The Holy Spirit and Christ's Human Knowledge7. Christ's Action and the Holy Spirit8. Christ Gives the Holy SpiritConclusionBibliography