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Scripture and Metaphysics

Matthew Levering

Scripture and Metaphysics

Matthew Levering

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Matthew Levering is Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

- Publisher 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.

- Publisher 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 in 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 Speculative 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 Analogue for the Trinity. 3 The Paschal Mystery as Revelatory of the Trinity in Aquinas. Chapter 5 Scripture and the Psychological Analogy for the Trinity. 1 Aquinas and the Psychological Analogy. Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis and Speculative Naming of the Divine Persons. 1 The Person of the Father: Witherington & Ice and Aquinas. 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 H8tter. 2 Trinitarian Ontology and Aquinas's Approach. Conclusion. Index

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About "Scripture and Metaphysics"

Matthew Levering is Assistant Professor of Theology at Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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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.
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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 in 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 Speculative 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 Analogue for the Trinity. 3 The Paschal Mystery as Revelatory of the Trinity in Aquinas. Chapter 5 Scripture and the Psychological Analogy for the Trinity. 1 Aquinas and the Psychological Analogy. Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis and Speculative Naming of the Divine Persons. 1 The Person of the Father: Witherington & Ice and Aquinas. 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 H8tter. 2 Trinitarian Ontology and Aquinas's Approach. Conclusion. Index
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Meet the Author

Matthew Levering

Matthew Levering(Ph.D., Boston College) is Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton, USA. He has most recently authored Biblical Natural Law (Oxford; Participatory Biblical Exegesis (Notre Dame); Ezra and Nehemiah (Broazoz Theological Commentary, Brazos) and Doing Theology: Catholic Theology (T & T Clark, 2012).

He also co-edited Vatican II: Tradition within Renewal (Oxford), and is preparing the Oxford Handbook on the Trinity. He has written and edited numerous other books. He currently co-edits series on Classical Christianity (Brazos) and Reading the Scriptures (Notre Dame), and serves as co-editor of the quarterly journal Nova et Vetera.

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 In 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 Speculative 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 Analogue For The Trinity. 3 The Paschal Mystery As Revelatory Of The Trinity In Aquinas. Chapter 5 Scripture And The Psychological Analogy For The Trinity. 1 Aquinas And The Psychological Analogy. Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis And Speculative Naming Of The Divine Persons. 1 The Person Of The Father: Witherington & Ice And Aquinas. 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 Hutter. 2 Trinitarian Ontology And Aquinas's Approach. Conclusion. Index

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  • Catalogue Code 250544
  • Product Code 1405117346
  • EAN 9781405117340
  • Pages 268
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Sales Rank #33520
  • Dimensions 2287 x 1619 x 147 mm
  • Weight 0.372kg

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