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The Logic of the Trinity: Augustine to Ockham

Paul Thom


The doctrine of the Holy Trinity requires the joint truth of the statements that there is a unique and simple God, and that there are three distinct Persons each of which is God. Saint Augustine posed the question what entities would have to exist, and how would they have to be related, in order for this doctrine to be internally consistent. The present book examines the attempts by ten leading philosophers (Augustine himself, Boethius, Abelard, Gilbert, Lombard, Bonaventure, Albert, Aquinas, Scotus and Ockham) to answer Augustine's question. Subsidiary questions include the nature of divine s ... More

Keywords: Consistent, Model, Person, Semantic, Trinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823234769
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823234769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Thom, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney