Paul Thom

in The Logic of the Trinity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780823234769
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823240746 | DOI:

Series: Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies


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Peter Lombard intended his Sentences to be an authoritative compilation of those of the Church's teachings that were to be taken as precedents in any future theological discussion. As such, it was meant to silence all ‘false’, ‘hateful’ and ‘poisonous’ views that could not be justified with reference to these precedents. The Sentences set the research agenda for later Christian philosophers who wished to avoid being condemned as heretics. The work returns to the central ideas of Augustine and Boethius regarding divine simplicity and the divine attributes. It restates the views on divinity, the Persons and the properties which Bernard had advocated against Gilbert, but also shows the influence of Abelard's thought.

Keywords: Abelard; Attributes; Augustine; Boethius; Divinity; Gilbert; Heretic; Persons; Properties

Chapter.  3405 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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