By Gregory P. Rocca
How can the Church communicate of the God who transcends all proposal and speech? This e-book is a finished retrieval of Thomas Aquinas’s theological epistemology of the divine names, that's his profound contribution to that perennial query. His theology of the divine names is a wealthy and complicated tapestry that weaves jointly the dual subject matters of damaging and optimistic theology. Tempering any severe agnosticism, Aquinas units out a multi-layered damaging theology respectful of God’s incomprehensibility, whereas he additionally proposes a view of theological analogy that areas it on the center of his optimistic theology. ultimately, he grounds his epistemology within the primary theological fact that God is the infinitely ideal and self-subsistent writer. Gregory Rocca’s nuanced dialogue prevents Aquinas’s concept from being capsulized in primary slogans and is an antidote to unilateralist or monochrome perspectives approximately God-talk. Rocca laces Aquinas’s adverse and confident theology jointly, simply because merely that intertwining can do justice to the secret of God. This examine unearths that, opposite to the perspectives of a few, Aquinas’s analogy is extra an issue of judgment and fact than of idea and that means; regardless of his personal presuppositions, Aquinas bases his theological analogy extra at the insights of religion than these of cause. Aquinas’s theology of the divine names encourages modern discussion to maintain the tensioned fact of God in view and to recollect that just a fruitful interaction of confident and unfavourable theology can do justice to the Elusive one that evades our linguistic trap and but wants to be stated and worshiped as author and Sustainer. The e-book will turn out useful to experts in Aquinas and to others who're drawn to the God-talk discussion and will take advantage of an in-depth retrieval of Aquinas.