The Resource Divine simplicity : Christ the crisis of metaphysics, Paul R. Hinlicky

Divine simplicity : Christ the crisis of metaphysics, Paul R. Hinlicky

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Divine simplicity : Christ the crisis of metaphysics
Title
Divine simplicity
Title remainder
Christ the crisis of metaphysics
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Hinlicky
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Hinlicky, a leading systematic theologian widely respected for his contributions in contemporary dogmatics, critiques various ways the concept of divine simplicity has shaped Christian theology and offers a fresh articulation of the unity of God. Divine simplicity--which posits that the being of God is identical to the attributes of God--was carried over from the Greek metaphysical tradition, and Hinlicky suggests that the concept was heedlessly incorporated into the language of Christian trinitarian theology during the patristic period. Through a probing analysis, he identifies numerous problems that have resulted from its retention in Christian dogmatics during the medieval, Reformation, and modern periods. In short, Hinlicky argues that uncritical use of the concept in Christian theology renders the biblical God inexpressible and unknowable. Following Hinlicky's critically acclaimed volume Divine Complexity, this major contribution on the doctrine of God brings Christian dogmatics into contact with ancient philosophy, medieval Aristotelianism, Islam, nominalism, and many modern theologians. It also contains a unique approach to the problem of Christian-Muslim relations. Professors, students, and scholars of systematic theology will value this work. (Publisher)
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
231/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BT148
LC item number
.H56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Divine simplicity : Christ the crisis of metaphysics, Paul R. Hinlicky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The simplicity of consistent perichoresis -- The unstable synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas -- Excursus: True gnosis in Clement of Alexandria -- Muddle, not mystery -- Analogy and the communicatio idiomatum
Control code
ocn922911901
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780801048999
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015051494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u374286
System control number
(OCoLC)922911901

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