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Aquinas, the Trinity and the Limits of Understanding.

Kilby, Karen



Thomas's trinitarian doctrine is commonly criticized as being abstract and unbiblical; several writers have offered defences against this charge, but these perhaps ignore too much the genuinely reticent and apophatic aspects of Thomas's thought. In three particular places, it is argued, Thomas can be read as deliberately saying things that are unexplained and unexplainable. The areas considered are: the notion of processions in God; the presentation of the persons as subsistent relations; and the relationship between the subsistent relations and the divine essence.


Kilby, K. (2005). Aquinas, the Trinity and the Limits of Understanding. International Journal of Systematic Theology, 7(4), 414-427.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2005-10
Deposit Date Apr 29, 2014
Journal International Journal of Systematic Theology
Print ISSN 1463-1652
Electronic ISSN 1468-2400
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 414-427