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God the Father in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: John Baptist Ku
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2013.
Series: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, v. 324.
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God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas is an exposition of Aquinas' theology of God the Father as a coherent whole. Surprising as it might be, there has not been an extended treatment  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baptist Ku
ISBN: 9781433120688 1433120682
OCLC Number: 798110105
Description: xv, 378 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Subject ; Theological interest ; Current research ; Scope ; Method ; Organization --
Preliminary note : basic terminology. Basic terms; Procession and relation; Notion and property; "Person" as a subsistent relation; Hypostasis and supposit ; Modes of signifying; Concrete and abstract terms; Formal and operational terms ; Unity and plurality : avoiding the ancient heresies --
The Revelation of the Father. The Father is revealed by the Son; Initial considerations; The Son's revelation of the Father: Christ's deeds and very person: Christ as word, image, and consubstantial Son; The only Son has made known the invisible god; The example of Lazarus; Jesus comes from and returns to the Father ; The Father is revealed by the Holy Spirit; The Holy Spirit's manner of revealing the Father; The Holy Spirit does the work of the Father; Jn 14:26 : "The Holy Spirit will teach you all things"; The Holy Spirit speaks in another's name ; Conclusion --
The Innascible Father. The Father is the principle not from a principle; I sent., d. 28, q. 1, a. 1 and ST I, q. 33, a. 4; The principle not from a principle; "First person"; Emphasis on the Son in the Summa theologiae ; Innascibility and paternity; The order among the Father's notions: Innascibility and paternity are not mutually opposed: A negation suffices as a notion; Innascibility is not a personal property; Innascibility remains distinct from paternity; "Unbegotten" must be a negation; Bonaventure on innascibility's positive character ; Innascibility is not a privation ; Innascibility reduces to relation; Innascibility and the genus of relation; Innascibility according to substance and to relation; Bonaventure on the innascible divine nature; When paternity is mentally abstracted; Bonaventure on the abstraction of paternity ; There is only one innascible in God; I sent., d. 31. exp. text. and ST I, q. 33, a. 4, ad 4; Argument from relative opposition; All things are one on account of the Father; The impossibility of two unbegottens; The dignity of the Unbegotten ; "Unbegotten" is a fitting name; I sent., d. 28, q. 1, a. 1, ad 4 and ST I, q. 33, a. 4, ad 5; "Procession" is not a special name ; Innascible fatherhood is not communicated; Innascibility as incommunicable and non-personal; The Father is not sent ; Innascibility determines paternity; Innascibility as a condition of generation; The Father is distinct by his innascibility ; Conclusion --
Father principle. The Father is a "principle"; The Father is not a cause in the Trinity; The Father is the principle of the whole Godhead; Principle establishes order but not hierarchy ; "Author" and "Authority"; "Author" among the divine persons: "Author" with respect to the economy; "Authority" among the divine persons: "Authority" with respect to the economy ; "Principle" and the person of the Father; The unity of the Father and the Son; Origin, relation, and person: Aquinas versus Bonaventure on origin and relation : Bonaventure : origin constitutes the hypostasis : Aquinas : relation constitutes the hypostasis: Relation as person versus as founded on notional action: The Constitution of the Father's hypostasis : Bonaventure on the Father's hypostasis : Aquinas on the Father's hypostasis: When paternity is abstracted, no hypostasis remains ; Conclusion --
The name "Father". A person's name identifies him uniquely ; Relation signifies the person ; "Father" is the most proper name for this person ; "Father" is properly attributed; Proper attribution; Analogy; Metaphor ; The Father is the prime analogate of paternity; Perfect paternity; The Son's generation and the Word's procession: The Son's birth viewed as the procession of the Word : Various metaphors for divine generation : The word analogy : The word analogy applied to divine generation: The generation of the Son : The definition of generation : Concomitant will and communicating generation, The Father's concomitant will in generation, Communication of the power to generate --
Evolution in Aquinas' view of notional power --
Bonaventure on notional action --
The power to beget is principally essential ; Conclusion --
Father spirator. Overview of the theological issues ; The relation of common spiration; Spiration as common; Common spiration as a non-personal relation: No Subordination of common spiration: The conceptual pride of place of personal properties : Paternity : Unity in common spiration: Our limited way of knowing ; The Holy Spirit's procession; The spirit proceeds principally from the Father; The Father and the Son are a single principle; The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father as Love; The Holy Spirit is the bond of mutual love: The Holy Spirit as mutual love: Mutual love as the bond of love: Diverse opinions on mutual love and the bond of love: The Father receives nothing from anyone: The unity of the Father and son in essence and love ; The Father loves by the Holy Spirit; "By the Holy Spirit" taken as a formal effect; The procession of the spirit as a "sign" or "effect": A sign that the Father has given all things to the Son: A sign of perfect love between the Father and the son ; Conclusion --
The Father in the economy. The whole Trinity as the "Father" of creatures; The Father of the Son and the Father of sons; The dignity of rational creatures in grace ; The person of the Father in relation to creatures; The Father's proper mode of action in creation; The Father's proper mode of action in redemption: The Father as unoriginate origin: The Father as final end: Our sharing in the divine persons' proper relations: The Father's innascible character in the economy : The Father who is not sent : The Father who appears in the economy : The Father to whom we pray, through the Son ; Conclusion ; General conclusion; Review; Synthesis --
Bibliography. Works of St. Thomas Aquinas (Latin editions) ; Works of St. Thomas Aquinas (English translations) ; Ancient and medieval authors ; Modern authors --
General index.
Series Title: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, v. 324.
Responsibility: John Baptist Ku.

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