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The Power of God: by Thomas Aquinas

Abstract

In the De potentia, Thomas Aquinas runs a series of disputations on the power of God. The treatise considers ten questions related to God's power to create external things, namely the universe, angels, and human beings. His explanation of creation here is the most developed treatment found in any of his writings, but the principal purpose of the work is to analyze the internal life of God—that is, the Trinity. According to Aquinas, we predicate the Persons of the Trinity as relations, not as absolute things, and he examines the processions of the Son and the Holy Spirit in the light of reason. ... More

Keywords: De potentia, Thomas Aquinas, God, universe, angels, human beings, Trinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199914395
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199914395.001.0001