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The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and from the Son

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/9780199582211.003.0012
The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father and from the Son

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St Thomas has the same respect for the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and Son as all the Latin theologians of his time. His perspective on this topic has considerable breadth. This chapter shows why this doctrine is important, its patristic and biblical credentials, the theoretical meditation, and some of its consequences. It is also necessary clearly to distinguish: the doctrine itself and the addition of the Filioque clause to the Constantinopolitan creed, which constitutes a distinct problem.

Keywords: St Thomas Aquinas; Summa Theologiae; Holy Spirit; Father; Son

Chapter.  14878 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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