GOD FOR US AND WITH US: THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CATHERINE LACUGNA’S TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY* Mark S. Medley Campbellsville University. An extraordinary work that revitalizes theology and Christian life by recovering the early roots of Trinitarian doctrine and exploring the enduringly practical. At the heart of all reality, including the household of God, is the personal God whose being God for Us by Catherine Mowry LaCugna.
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While much is really well written, you are wrong in your conclusion. The rethinking of human personhood in a trinitarian perspective is a call to the activity of mutuality, just relating, and friendship, to a way uus deepens, extends, and embodies communion and solidarity.
To exist is to be in relation. Becoming human can thus be understood as imago Trinitatis. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Learn more about Amazon Prime. It also catherinr on the opportunity to dare think of their personal God and how life can be happier with such knowledge that leads to a relationship with God. This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat Knowledge of theologia must be resolutely christological and pneumatological.
The ctaherine of God, the household of God exists where this form of life—exemplified by Jesus—is evident and practised. Indeed, trinitarian theology is a theology of relationship: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity is quite impressive from the standpoint of intellectual vigor and speculative attainment.
Broaden your understanding of God with this book. Please contact the copyright holder s to request permission to use an article or specific work for any use not covered by the fair use provisions of the copyright laws or covered by your respective ATLAS subscriber agreement. Furthermore, it resulted in a doctrine of the Trinity that employed a concept of personhood focused on individual consciousness and its internal differentiations.
There is, however, one noticeable lacuna in her trinitarian theology, given her proper insistence that trinitarian theology is linked to soteriology. Living trinitarian faith entails living as Jesus did: The Other Side of Sin: The real culprit in this matter, though, was Thomas Aquinaswhose scholastic theology took theological speculation to a whole new level.
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She begins by recalling that second and third century Christian reflection on the triune life of God focused on how the biblical accounts of creation, redemption, and sanctification attempted to say something about the mystery of God’s being. A Theology of Martyrdom for Today’s Church. Rahner’s manners of subsisting and Barth’s modes or ways of being she saw as too easily adopting the modern notion of individualistic personhood, instead of a relational and interdependent model. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.
The worship of the Christian community is thus emphasized as the privileged setting for trinitarian theology.
A total revision of the theoretical underpinnings of trinitarian theology, as proffered by LaCugna, consists in the Trinity’s reintegration as a critical theological principle. At the heart of all reality, including gdo household of God, is the personal God whose being is communion, the God who exists toward and for another.
The reason for the selection is simply that the history of Christian thought has, until recent decades, been largely a male story. In other words, trinitarian theology is inseparable from christology and pneumatology.
She rejected modern individualist notions of personhood and emphasised the self-communication of God. Cathefine as God exists in relation and would not exist at all if not in relation, so human beings exist only in and through relation uw God, other human persons, and the created world.
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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The subject matter of a revitalized doctrine of the Trinity is therefore the encounter between divine and human in the oikonomia. I am glad I qualified my remark as I did! No content may be copied or emailed to multiple sites or publicly posted without tod copyright holder s ‘ express written permission. According to LaCugna, the church father Augustine furthered this divide between economic and immanent Trinity with his psychological model lacugan the Catheirne, which described the inner life of God as being like a human’s memory, intellect, and will.
Understood as more than the language of prayer but as all forms of thought, feeling, and action directed to God, doxology becomes the underlying structure for theology.
Woundedness from the Perspective of the Sinned-Against. From the mids until her untimely death in MayLaCugna devoted considerable attention to retrieving the doctrine of catherinne Trinity from the margins of theological discourse, revitalizing the doctrine in light of the mystery of redemption, and arguing for the practical relevance of the doctrine for Christian life.
I will confine my remarks to four areas: Although her life was cut way too short by illness, I am persuaded that theological and ecclesial communities in the future will look upon her work as a high watermark of studies of the doctrine of Trinity in the latter part of the 20th century. This is particularly odd in light of her insistence that the suffering of Jesus is a key to understanding how God is for us and that the inability of Nicene and Post-Nicene thought to embrace a concept of suffering divinity was a contributing factor in the “defeat” of the doctrine of the Trinity.
Although I affirm her approach to the trinity in general terms, and appreciate catherinne insights into the implications of trinitarian doctrine for practical Christian faith and life, I find that I cannot follow her in collapsing the immanent trinity into the economic trinity.
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