A Theology of God the Father

Emmanuel Durand

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

A Theology of God the Father

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This article offers a theological treatment of the mystery of God the Father. It considers the real but partial revelation of the Father in the economy of salvation and reflects on two ways of knowing the Father: by way of negation and of analogy. It underscores the eschatological ultimacy of the Father, fecund source of the Son and Holy Spirit and the first principle of all Trinitarian action ad extra. This resituates the theology of Christ and of the Holy Spirit within the context of a Trinitarian and paternal theocentrism.

Keywords: God the Father; economy of salvation; negation; analogy; eschatological ultimacy; theology of Christ; Holy Spirit; theocentrism

Article.  8809 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Philosophy of Religion ; Christianity

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