The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

Paperback | April 25, 2010

byGilles EmeryTranslated byFrancesca Aran Murphy

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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. Hispresentation 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 ofthe greatest defenders of the doctrine of the Trinity, he enables people to grasp the classical Christian understanding of God.

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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. Hispresentation clarifies the key ideas through whi...

Gilles Emery is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Francesca Aran Murphy is Professor of Christian Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199582211

ISBN - 13:9780199582211

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Table of Contents

1. The Revelation of the Trinity2. Thomas's Exposition of Speculative Trinitarian Theology3. The Structure of Thomas's Treatise on the Triune God4. The Processions5. Relations6. The Person7. Trinitarian Monotheism8. The Person of the Father9. The Person of the Son10. The Person of the Holy Spirit11. The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and from the Son12. The Reciprocal Interiority of the Divine Persons13. Appropriation14. Trinitarian Creation and Action15. MissionsConclusion

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Review from previous edition: "Not only does it constitute a remarkable introduction to the central intuitions of the trinitarian synthesis of the Summa theologiae, but also, in dialogue with contemporary trinitarian issues, leads the reader to a refined intelligence of this mystery-source, atthe school of St Thomas Aquinas." --fr. Emmanuel Perrier, o.p, Revue Thomiste 13/11/2007