SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 36 OF THE PERSON OF THE HOLY GHOST (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 36 OF THE PERSON OF THE HOLY GHOST (In Four Articles) We proceed to treat of what belongs to the person of the Holy Ghost, Who is called not only the Holy Ghost, but also the Love and Gift of God. Concerning the name “Holy Ghost” there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether this […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 35 OF THE IMAGE (In Two Articles)

QUESTION 35 OF THE IMAGE (In Two Articles) We next inquire concerning the image: about which there are two points of inquiry: (1) Whether Image in God is said personally? (2) Whether this name belongs to the Son alone? FIRST ARTICLE [I, Q. 35, Art. 1] Whether Image in God Is Said Personally? Objection 1: It […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 34 OF THE PERSON OF THE SON (In Three Articles)

QUESTION 34 OF THE PERSON OF THE SON (In Three Articles) We next consider the person of the Son. Three names are attributed to the Son—namely, “Son,” “Word,” and “Image.” The idea of Son is gathered from the idea of Father. Hence it remains for us to consider Word and Image. Concerning Word there are three […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 33 OF THE PERSON OF THE FATHER (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 33 OF THE PERSON OF THE FATHER (In Four Articles) We now consider the persons singly; and first, the Person of the Father, concerning Whom there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether the Father is the Principle? (2) Whether the person of the Father is properly signified by this name “Father”? (3) Whether “Father” […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 32 THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 32 THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Four Articles) We proceed to inquire concerning the knowledge of the divine persons; and this involves four points of inquiry: (1) Whether the divine persons can be known by natural reason? (2) Whether notions are to be attributed to the divine persons? (3) The number of the […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 31 OF WHAT BELONGS TO THE UNITY OR PLURALITY IN GOD (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 31 OF WHAT BELONGS TO THE UNITY OR PLURALITY IN GOD (In Four Articles) We now consider what belongs to the unity or plurality in God; which gives rise to four points of inquiry: (1) Concerning the word “Trinity”; (2) Whether we can say that the Son is other than the Father? (3) Whether an […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 30 THE PLURALITY OF PERSONS IN GOD (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 30 THE PLURALITY OF PERSONS IN GOD (In Four Articles) We are now led to consider the plurality of the persons: about which there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether there are several persons in God? (2) How many are they? (3) What the numeral terms signify in God? (4) The community of the […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 29 THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 29 THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Four Articles) Having premised what have appeared necessary notions concerning the processions and the relations, we must now approach the subject of the persons. First, we shall consider the persons absolutely, and then comparatively as regards each other. We must consider the persons absolutely first in common; and then singly. […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 28 THE DIVINE RELATIONS (In Four Articles)

QUESTION 28 THE DIVINE RELATIONS (In Four Articles) The divine relations are next to be considered, in four points of inquiry: (1) Whether there are real relations in God? (2) Whether those relations are the divine essence itself, or are extrinsic to it? (3) Whether in God there can be several relations distinct from each other? […]

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SUMMA THEOLOGICA – QUESTION 27  THE PROCESSION OF THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Five Articles)

QUESTION 27  THE PROCESSION OF THE DIVINE PERSONS (In Five Articles) Having considered what belongs to the unity of the divine essence, it remains to treat of what belongs to the Trinity of the persons in God. And because the divine Persons are distinguished from each other according to the relations of origin, the order […]

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