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.

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 ix

Introduction 1

1 Setting the Scene: Theological Ends 12

Chapter 1 Sacra Doctrina: Wisdom, Scripture, and Metaphysics 23

1 Wisdom 28

2 Theologizing as a Wisdom-Exercise 34

3 Isaiah and St. John the Evangelist as Contemplatives 39

Chapter 2 YHWH and Being 47

1 R. Kendall Soulen's Post-Supersessionist Trinitarian Theology 53

2 Aquinas on Being and YHWH 57

Chapter 3 Scripture and Metaphysics in the Theology of God's Knowledge and Will 75

1 Jon D. Levenson on the God of Israel 77

2 St. Thomas Aquinas on the Knowledge and Will of God in His Unity 83

Chapter 4 The Paschal Mystery and Sapiential Theology of the Trinity 110

1 N. T. Wright and Richard Bauckham on Jesus and the Identity of God 112

2 Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Cross as Analog for the Trinity 120

3 The Paschal Mystery as Revelatory of the Trinity in Aquinas 132

Chapter 5 Scripture and the Psychological Analogy for the Trinity 144

1 Aquinas and the Psychological Analogy 149

Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis and Sapiential Naming of the Divine Persons 165

1 The Person of the Father 169

2 The Person of the Son 179

3 The Person of the Holy Spirit 185

Chapter 7 Essence, Persons, and the Question of Trinitarian Metaphysics 197

1 Trinitarian Ontology in Clarke, Zizioulas, and Hütter 202

2 Trinitarian Ontology and Aquinas's Approach 213

Conclusion 236

Index 242

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