Divine Simplicity: Christ the Crisis of Metaphysics
:A Fresh Articulation of the Unity of God This volume critiques various ways divine simplicity--which suggests God's being is identical to God's attributes--has shaped Christian theology and offers a fresh articulation of the unity of God. The...
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:A Fresh Articulation of the Unity of God
This volume critiques various ways divine simplicity--which suggests God's being is identical to God's attributes--has shaped Christian theology and offers a fresh articulation of the unity of God. The author proposes that the concept of divine simplicity, carried over from the Greek metaphysical tradition, was heedlessly incorporated into the language of Christian trinitarian theology during the patristic period. He identifies numerous problems that have resulted from its retention in postpatristic Christian dogmatics, arguing that uncritical use of the concept renders the biblical God inexpressible and unknowable. This major contribution to contemporary trinitarian dogmatics also contains a unique approach to the problem of Christian-Muslim relations.
Paul R. Hinlicky (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary) Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, and a Docent of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He is the author of Paths Not Taken: Fates of Theology from Luther through Leibniz; The Substance of the Faith: Luther's Doctrinal Theology for Today and Christian faith and the nuclear morass
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. The Simplicity Of Consistent Perichoresis<br><i>auseinandersetzung<br></i>are Divine Attributes Projections?<br>not A Possible Perfection Of The God Of The Gospel<br>the R&eacute;gnon Thesis<br>2. The Unstable Synthesis Of St. Thomas Aquinas<br>ground Clearing<br>thomas's Theology Of Divine Nature<br>the Patrological Alternative<br>the Trajectory Of Protological Simplicity<br>excursus: True Gnosis In Clement Of Alexandria<br><i>sitz Im Leben<br></i>the True Gnostic<br>the Defense Of Philosophy As Handmaiden In Theology<br>christian Platonism<br>the Difficulty Of Evaluating Clement<br>evangelization Of Hellenism<br>3. Muddle, Not Mystery<br>clarity On A Collapsing Synthesis<br>how Augustine Stumbled (cf. 1&nbsp;cor. 1:23) Over The Folly Of God<br>the Diversity Of Simplicities<br>in Defense Of Augustine<br>the Radicality Of Protological Simplicity<br>the Personal Union<br>christological Apophaticism: The Coincidence Of Opposites In Christ Crucified<br>4. Analogy And The <i>communicatio Idiomatum</i><br><i>analogia Entis</i>?<i><br></i>vindicating Univocity<br>sorting Out Paradox And Similitude<br>jesus As Vestige Of The Trinity<br>the Analogy Of Faith As Union With Christ<br>at The Mercy Of The Spirit<br>conclusion: And Christ Must Reign Until&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. (1&nbsp;cor. 15:25)<br>the Counterthesis Of Analytic Theology<br>the Rule Theory Of Doctrine<br>the Decalogue's First Table As The Rule Of Weak Simplicity<br>glossary Of Foreign Words And Phrases<br>indexes