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St Thomas Aquinas, OP: Understanding the Distinction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines St Thomas Aquinas's most detailed and explicit exposition of the Distinction; which is also the most detailed and explicit given by any medieval examined in this book. It dates ... More


Natural Law

Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy

in Law and Justice in Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592685
eISBN:
9780191595653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592685.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter argues that the natural law is not a superior set of axioms, principles, or statutes that, for whatever reason, are not, or may not be, actually part of the law of the particular ... More


The Person of the Holy Spirit

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on questions of the Holy Spirit in the Summa. One must appreciate that the Spirit is present within the treatise from the first question to the last. Questions 36–38, dedicated ... More


Bonds of Love: Augustine, Dionysius, and Aquinas

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas were dealing with relationships within the Trinity, and it remains unclear how one should decide whether the bonds or relationships are essential to love within the ... More


The Person of the Son

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Summa Theologiae, the next step after study of the person of the Father is to give two questions to the person of the Son. On the one hand, one must not lose sight of the broader strategy of ... More


Missions

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The mission of the divine persons has raised more problems and outstanding disagreements within Trinitarian theology than any other topic. One can easily see why it has exercised a deep magnetism and ... More


The Processions

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the Summa Theologiae, the very first question in the treatise on the Trinity is about the processions. This chapter shows that the role which the investigation of the processions plays is ... More


Grotius' Place in the Development of Legal Ideas about War

G. I. A. D. Draper

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Ideas about ‘just war’, having developed in ancient Rome, were adapted in the centuries after Christ as part of the thinking Western Church. St Augustine (ad 354–430), the most influential of the ... More


The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

S. Adam Seagrave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for a concept of natural morality that unites the concepts of natural rights and the natural law in a new and compelling way. Drawing on the thought of John Locke and St. Thomas ... More


From Natural Rights to the Natural Law

S. Adam Seagrave

in The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the derivation of natural rights in the previous chapter necessarily entails an account of natural law. This connection is forged through a second “ordering fact” consisting ... More


Thomas' Exposition of Speculative Trinitarian Theology

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

One cannot get a true idea of the Trinitarian teaching in Thomas' synthesizing texts without perceiving their animating intention. To read the treatise on the Trinity in the Summa Theologiae ... More


Relations

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

For St Thomas, the relations which distinguish the divine persons constitute these persons. Relation thus becomes the basis of a theological understanding of the divine persons. In working this out, ... More


The Person

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

St Thomas conceives the divine person as a subsisting relation. Relation distinguishes and identifies the person which it ‘constitutes’. His notion of person has been much studied, in connection with ... More


The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and from the Son

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

St Thomas has the same respect for the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and Son as all the Latin theologians of his time. His perspective on this topic has considerable ... More


Friends, Friendship, and Loving Others: Aristotle and Aquinas

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It has sometimes seemed surprising to modern readers that Aristotle, when he discusses friendship in the Ethics, does not notice loving each other as a particular mark of friendship. By assuming that ... More


Trinitarian Monotheism

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

When it is explained in terms of relation, the idea of personhood enables one to put forward an authentic Trinitarian monotheism. The expression ‘Trinitarian monotheism’ is not part of Thomas' own ... More


Introduction

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of this book, which is to provide an introduction to the reading of the Trinitarian treatise in the Summa Theologiae. It provides an overview of the ... More


The Structure of Thomas' Treatise on the Triune God

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The meaning of the Trinitarian doctrine of the Summa Theologiae is closely related to its structure. The structure is important because it contains a miniature depiction of the basic ideas guiding ... More


The Person of the Father

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582211
eISBN:
9780191702310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Once he has given his exposition of the divine persons in their plurality, which was based on the notion of person, and which in its turn was built on the analysis of procession and relation, Thomas ... More


Early Christianity: St Augustine (354–430), St Francis (1182–1226) and St Thomas Aquinas (1225–74)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter covers the timeframe from the early period of Christianity, all the way to the years that immediately followed the Renaissance. The discussion is divided into four main sections: the New ... More


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