Chapter

The Person

Gilles Emery Op

in The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582211
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582211.003.0007
The Person

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St Thomas conceives the divine person as a subsisting relation. Relation distinguishes and identifies the person which it ‘constitutes’. His notion of person has been much studied, in connection with Trinitarian theology, Christology and anthropology. Instead of going into all of the aspects of his notion of ‘person’, this chapter mainly throws light on this conception of the person as relational.

Keywords: St Thomas Aquinas; Summa Theologiae; person; relations; Trinitarian theology; divine person

Chapter.  12753 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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