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PREFACE

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pp. v-vi

...accomplished periods in the history of philosophy and theology. In this period, Henry of Ghent stands out, along with Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure, as a leading thinker. A secular master of theology at Paris, he produced an original synthesis that served as the chief alternative to Thomism both during his life and in the years following his death. Opponents, followers and adapters...

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. 1-54

...was a dominant one in Europe during his career and beyond. This vision, a comprehensive and original synthesis, was also seminal. Quickly, it impacted a tradition then recently informed by two other masters from the same Paris faculty, Bonaventure...

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CHAPTER 1: THE TRINITY IN ITSELF

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pp. 55-118

...Henry’s account of the Trinity is motivated and inspired by faith. (In turn, his account of creation as a free act of God is based on the Trinity, and to this extent it also relies on faith.) This he intimates when speaking about the difficulty in understanding the real, divine relations according to origin, “which preoccupies us exceedingly in regard to divine matters, where we must posit according...

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CHAPTER 2: THE TRINITY AND CREATION

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pp. 119-148

...Henry devotes the second question of his sixth series of quodlibetal disputations specifically to the question of “whether the production of the persons in God is presupposed by the production of creatures in a causal sense...

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CHAPTER 3: THE TRINITY AND METAPHYSICALCATEGORIES

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pp. 149-186

...As explained in the third paragraph of the Introduction to this book, the three chapters in this book correspond to Henry’s three chief areas of theological investigation, namely 1) God himself, 2) God as a principle of creatures, and 3) creatures insofar as they reflect God. After tracing Henry’s view of the Trinity...

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CONCLUSION

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pp. 187-202

...Henry of Ghent’s account of the Trinity contains a thoroughly developed conception of divine being. This conception sheds light on Henry’s system as a whole, as it develops the proper nature of the Creator, whom all reflect. The conception of the Trinity is more adequate than the conception of God’s unity apprehended...

APPENDIX

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pp. 203-218

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 219-236

INDICES

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pp. 237-239