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Divine Production in Late Medieval Trinitarian Theology: Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

JT Paasch

Abstract

According to the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Spirit are supposed to be distinct from each other, and yet be one and the same God. As if that were not perplexing enough, there is also supposed to be an internal process of production that gives rise to the Son and Spirit: the Son is said to be “begotten” by the Father, while the Spirit is said to “proceed” either from the Father and the Son together, or from the Father, but through the Son. One might wonder, though, just how this sort of divine production is supposed to work. Does the Father, for instance, fashion the Son out o ... More

Keywords: Trinity, medieval theology, medieval philosophy, Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, William Ockham, divine production, causal powers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646371
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646371.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

JT Paasch, author
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University