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The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Luigi Gioia


The book provides a fresh description and analysis of Augustine's monumental treatise, De Trinitate, working on a supposition of its unity and its coherence from structural, rhetorical, and theological points of view. The main arguments of the treatise are reviewed first: an examination of Scripture and the mystery of the Trinity; a discussion of ‘Arian’ logical and ontological categories; a comparison between the process of knowledge and formal aspects of the confession of the mystery of the Trinity; an account of the so‐called ‘psychological analogies’. These topics hold a predominantly inst ... More

Keywords: psychological, analogies, knowledge, rhetoric, Christology, soteriology, Holy Spirit, revelation, epistemological, sinfulness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199553464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luigi Gioia, author
Director of Studies, Abbey of Maylis, France