La Périchorèse des personnes divines
Collection Cogitatio Fidei - N° 243
416 pages - mars 2005
Emmanuel Durand, dominicain, est professeur de théologie systématique au Collège Universitaire Dominicain d'Ottawa.
Contemporary theologians often use the word ‘perichoresis’, borrowed from the Greek Fathers, as though it were a magic formula for rethinking the unity of the Trinity. This evocative and slightly mysterious notion incites real enthusiasm today, some seeing in it a multi-purpose tool, even though we do not know exactly what it represents. Others see the recent fervour as no more than the temptation of an easy answer. The first aim of this book is to define the concept with rigour and creativity by placing it under theological inspection. To do this, it is necessary to clearly establish the boundaries of the possible ‘foundations’ and ‘modernity’ of the notion. An in-depth patristic investigation reveals the basis of later developments in meaning, as established by John Damascene, i.e. ‘the mutual immanence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost’. However, between the Fathers and our times, differing medieval receptions have intervened, producing the first conceptual elaborations on the circumincession (Bonaventure) or the reciprocal interiority of the three divine beings (Thomas Acquinas). Apart from these interpretations, this book proposes a renewed theology of the ‘perichoresis’ of the trinity, based on the Gospels and in keeping with the ecumenical challenge of pneumatology. The main achievement is to modernize and develop the motif of tradition as relational ‘reciprocity’ and ‘communion’ between human beings, in order to establish its most positive role in an approach to the mystery of the Trinity as eternal life.
- Dimensions : 135x215x22
- ISBN : 9782204077330
- Poids : 528 grammes
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