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Scripture and metaphysics : Aquinas and the renewal of Trinitarian theology / Matthew Levering.

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Subject: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica. Pars 1. Quaestio 1-43.
Bible > Theology.
Thomas, d'Aquin, saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica. Ia, q. 1-44.
Bible > Théologie.
Summa theologica (Thomas, Aquinas, Saint)
Philosophical theology.
Théologie philosophique.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780470773918
  • ISBN: 047077391X
  • ISBN: 1405143673
  • ISBN: 9781405143677
  • ISBN: 1280198370
  • ISBN: 9781280198373
  • ISBN: 9781405117333
  • ISBN: 1405117338
  • ISBN: 9781405117340
  • ISBN: 1405117346
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages).
  • Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Setting the Scene: Theological Ends -- Chapter 1 Sacra Doctrina: Wisdom, Scripture, and Metaphysics -- 1 Wisdom -- 2 Theologizing as a Wisdom-Exercise -- 3 Isaiah and St. John the Evangelist as Contemplatives -- Chapter 2 YHWH and Being -- 1 R. Kendall Soulen's Post-Supersessionist Trinitarian Theology -- 2 Aquinas on Being and YHWH -- Chapter 3 Scripture and Metaphysics and the Theology of God's Knowledge and Will -- 1 Jon D. Levenson on the God of Israel -- 2 St. Thomas Aquinas on the Knowledge and Will of God in His Unity -- Chapter 4 The Paschal Mystery and Sapiential Theology of the Trinity -- 1 N.T. Wright and Richard Bauckham on Jesus and the Identity of God -- 2 Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Cross as Analog for the Trinity -- 3 The Paschal Mystery as Revelatory of the Trinity in Aquinas -- Chapter 5 Scripture and the Psychologial Analgoy for the Trinity -- 1 Aquinas and the Psychological Analogy -- Chapter 6 Biblical Exegnesis and Sapiental Naming of the Divine Persons -- 1 The Person of the Father -- 2 The Person of the Son -- 3 The Person of the Holy Spirit -- Chapter 7 Essence, Persons, and the Question of Trinitarian Metaphysics -- 1 Trinitarian Ontology in Clarke, Zizioulas, and Hütter -- 2 Trinitarian Ontology and Aquinas's Approach -- Conclusion.
Summary: In this major contribution to contemporary theological and philosophical debates, Matthew Levering bridges the gap between scriptural and metaphysical approaches to the triune God. Levering's argument rests upon St. Thomas Aquinas's understanding of theology as contemplative wisdom. Taking us through Aquinas's theology of God as One and Three, he demonstrates that Trinitarian theology should be a spiritual exercise assisting our movement from self- to God-centeredness. Crucial to the spiritual exercise is the contemplative appropriation of biblical revelation, which, Levering argues, has to be joined to a correspondingly rich metaphysical analysis if the "God" who is revealed is to be understood in a non-idolatrous fashion. In chapters that broadly follow the structure of Aquinas's treatise on God in his Summa Theologiae, Levering engages with a wide range of contemporary theologians, biblical exegetes, and philosophers.
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