Category Archives: Holy Trinity

Grace and nature

In IIa IIae, 8, 1, Thomas considers whether the human power of intellection should be considered a gift of the Holy Spirit. The intuitive objection is this: “Sed intellectus est quidam habitus naturalis in anima, quo cognoscuntur principia naturaliter nota.” … Continue reading

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Naming God

“The Christian trinitarian doctrine of God is no longer considered [by Jews] a violation of biblical monotheism. The God whom Jesus worshped and proclaimed was, of course, the one God of Israel, and the trinitarian doctrine of the church does … Continue reading

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Thomas on the Necessity of the Trinity

Why is believing in the Trinity necessary for salvation? “mysterium Christi explicite credi non potest sine fide Trinitatis, quia in mysterio Christi hoc continetur quod filius Dei carnem assumpserit, quod per gratiam spiritus sancti mundum renovaverit, et iterum quod de … Continue reading

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Speaking the Trinity

The principal usefulness of Christian theology, it seems to me, has to be helping churches construct well-formed liturgies. As Jenson puts in his ST 1, theology is the discipline tasked with describing the conditions under which the Church may “speak … Continue reading

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