The Trinity

The Trinity : An Analysis of St. Thomas Aquinas' <i>Expositio</i> of the <i>De Trinitate</i> of Boethius

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This work provides a careful historical analysis of the methods and contents of the 'De Trinitate' of Boethius and the 'Expositio' of Aquinas. It is also the first comprehensive philosophical and theological analysis of Aquinas' 'Expositio' to be based on the modern critical edition of the Latin text and in the light of mid- and late-20th-century advances in thomistic scholarship. In this study the author locates the reconstruction of Boethius undertaken by Aquinas, and radically documents the dialectical themes of 'agnosia' and 'remotion' in this work. Such documentation aims to provide a higher level of understanding of the structure of the 'cu Expositio' than is possible with mid-20th-century approaches which have emphasized participationist, analogical and transcendental thematics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 134 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.81 x 18.54mm | 402g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004096310
  • 9789004096318

Table of contents

I. Introduction
II. Boethius: the Theological Tractates
III. Aquinas: The Expositio of the De Trinitate
IV . Conclusion

Index of Authors
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Review quote

' orginaliteit van zijn benadering bestaat hierin dat zij de bestaande interpretatiestromingen integreert...dit is een belangrijke studie voor...'
Elisabeth Lippens, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 1994.
'In The Trinity, Douglas C. Hall presents a readable and provocative analysis, article by article, of St. Thomas's unfinished Expositio on Boethius' de Trinitate. In his very relevant study, Douglas Hall has given us an admirable example of where our future should lie.'
Mark Smillie, American Catholic Philosophical Quaterly, 1995.
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About Douglas Hall

Douglas Hall holds a Ph.D. and STL from the Catholic University of Louvain and has for the past 8 years taught in the European Division of the University of Maryland.
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