Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology / Edition 1

Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology / Edition 1

by Matthew Levering
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405117338

ISBN-13: 9781405117333

Pub. Date: 05/31/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This book makes a major contribution to contemporary theological and philosophical debates, bridging scriptural and metaphysical approaches to the triune God.

  • Bridges the gap between scriptural and metaphysical approaches to biblical narratives.
  • Retrieves Aquinas’s understanding of theology as contemplative wisdom.
  • Structured around

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Overview

This book makes a major contribution to contemporary theological and philosophical debates, bridging scriptural and metaphysical approaches to the triune God.

  • Bridges the gap between scriptural and metaphysical approaches to biblical narratives.
  • Retrieves Aquinas’s understanding of theology as contemplative wisdom.
  • Structured around Aquinas’s treatise on the triune God in his ‘Summa Theologiae’.
  • Argues that intellectual contemplation is part of a broader spiritual journey towards a better understanding of God.
  • Contributes to the current resurgence of Thomistic theology in both Protestant and Catholic circles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405117333
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/31/2004
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Setting the Scene: Theological Ends12
Ch. 1Sacra Doctrina: Wisdom, Scripture, and Metaphysics23
1Wisdom28
2Theologizing as a Wisdom-Exercise34
3Isaiah and St. John the Evangelist as Contemplatives39
Ch. 2YHWH and Being47
1R. Kendall Soulen's Post-Supersessionist Trinitarian Theology53
2Aquinas on Being and YHWH57
Ch. 3Scripture and Metaphysics in the Theology of God's Knowledge and Will75
1Jon D. Levenson on the God of Israel77
2St. Thomas Aquinas on the Knowledge and Will of God in His Unity83
Ch. 4The Paschal Mystery and Sapiential Theology of the Trinity110
1N. T. Wright and Richard Bauckham on Jesus and the Identity of God112
2Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Cross as Analog for the Trinity120
3The Paschal Mystery as Revelatory of the Trinity in Aquinas132
Ch. 5Scripture and the Psychological Analogy for the Trinity144
1Aquinas and the Psychological Analogy149
Ch. 6Biblical Exegesis and Sapiential Naming of the Divine Persons165
1The Person of the Father169
2The Person of the Son179
3The Person of the Holy Spirit185
Ch. 7Essence, Persons, and the Question of Trinitarian Metaphysics197
1Trinitarian Ontology in Clarke, Zizioulas, and Hurter202
2Trinitarian Ontology and Aquinas's Approach213
Conclusion236
Index242

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