Catholic Theology of the Trinity in the Nineteenth Century

Aidan Nichols

in The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557813
Published online January 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Catholic Theology of the Trinity in the Nineteenth Century

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This article offers a sampling of what can reasonably be considered highlights of the dogmatic culture and Catholic theology of the Trinity during the nineteenth century. This analysis of nineteenth-century Catholic theology moves from the Roman scholasticism of Giovanni Perrone to the Tübingen School's emphasis on the Trinity's manifestation in history to Matthias Joseph Scheeben's creatively Augustinian approach to divine Persons and nature. It also discusses the theology of the liturgy and mystical spirituality as represented by, respectively, the Benedictine abbot Prosper Guéranger in the period's middle years and the Carmelite nun Elizabeth of Dijon at the close of the century.

Keywords: Trinity; Catholic theology; dogmatic culture; Roman scholasticism; Giovanni Perrone; Tübingen School; Matthias Joseph Scheeben; Prosper Guéranger; Elizabeth of Dijon; liturgy

Article.  6526 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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