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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 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


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


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 God to Whom We are Likened

A. N. Williams

in The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195124361
eISBN:
9780199853502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins the examination of Aquinas by asking: what does it mean to be deified? It is far from clear that Aquinas holds a doctrine of deification in the first place. One might spend long ... More


The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the renewed interest in natural law theory in general and the natural law canon proposed by Thomas Aquinas in Summa ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


Appropriation

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/9780199582211.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses Thomas' investigation of appropriation. Appropriation is the name for the theological procedure in which a feature belonging to the nature of God, common to all three persons, ... More


The Problem of Evil

Brian Davies

in Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790890
eISBN:
9780199914418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790890.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by reviewing the arguments of the detractors and defenders of theism regarding the existence of God and evil. It then turns to Aquinas's argument for God's nonexistence in his ... More


Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This new critique of Aquinas' theory of natural law presents an incisive, new analysis of the central themes and relevant texts in the Summa Theologiae, which became the classical canon for natural ... More


Aquinas: Will

TERENCE IRWIN

in The Development of Ethics: Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242673
eISBN:
9780191680519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242673.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Thomas Aquinas has at least three aims in his moral philosophy: First, he tries to say what Aristotle means, and what an Aristotelian conception of ... More


The Roots of Catholic “Revolution”: Thomism, the “Human Person,” and Emmanuel Mounier

Piotr H. Kosicki

in Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and "Revolution," 1891-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300225518
eISBN:
9780300231489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225518.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the origins of Catholic discourses of “revolution” in the writings of Thomas Aquinas and his late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century interpreters. Leo XIII (1878–1903) ... More


Trinitarian Creation and Action

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/9780199582211.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

St Thomas developed a profoundly Trinitarian idea of creation. Weaving a coherent synthesis which closely binds together faith in the Triune God, creation, and the economy of grace, Thomas ... 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


Conclusion

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/9780199582211.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This concluding chapter foregrounds some of the features which our reading of the treatise has covered: the connection between economy and theology, the focus on the divine persons, especially the ... More


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