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Introduction

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power

Published in print April 1994 | ISBN: 9780198267553
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683282 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0001
Introduction

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The opus redemptionis was at issue, and theologians were, precisely as theologians, concerned. However, the issues of theory which lay behind the challenging questions were not so narrowly theological, and put schoolmen in perplexity not only as working theologians, but as reflecting Christians, and indeed as reflecting human beings, considering how ultimately the world is, or is not. Most if not all of the schoolmen, for example, maintained or sought to maintain a rigorously negative theology on the nature of God: a view to the effect that nothing we can understand may be affirmed properly and with truth of the divine nature. The views of St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, and St Bonaventure, to mention only the most famous, were all as stark as that on the point, as will appear.

Keywords: opus redemptionis; theologians; schoolmen; God; divine nature; St Albert the Great; St Thomas Aquinas; St Bonaventure

Chapter.  6812 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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