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The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate$
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Luigi Gioia

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199553464

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553464.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Primacy of Love

Conclusion: The Primacy of Love

(p.298) Conclusion: The Primacy of Love
The Theological Epistemology of Augustine's De Trinitate

Luigi Gioia

Oxford University Press

The conclusion argues that the main trait of Augustine's Christology, soteriology, doctrine of the Holy Spirit, doctrine of revelation, doctrine of the image of God, and finally epistemology can be grasped only on the basis of the primacy attributed to the love given by God, that is charity. Moreover, it argues that the principle of unity and coherence of works dealing with Christian doctrine should always be looked for in the conexio mysteriorum first. Anthropology or epistemology can fulfil the role of organizing principles for the analysis of a doctrinal treatise such as the De Trinitate only if they are approached in a distinctive, Christian way. On the contrary, we are always guaranteed to misunderstand patristic literature when we take the opposite stand, selecting only the aspects of doctrine we find more congenial to anthropological and epistemological concerns determined in an independent way.

Keywords:   Christology, soteriology, Holy Spirit, revelation, image, epistemology, love, charity, conexio mysteriorum, anthropological

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