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By David L. Whidden III

ISBN-10: 1451470134

ISBN-13: 9781451470130

Light is likely one of the so much historic and critical metaphors followed by way of Christianity in which to appreciate the importance of Jesus Christ. The Easter liturgy, for example, is marked through attractive and robust rituals proclaiming Christ because the mild of the realm in his demise and resurrection. That knowing constructed over next centuries right into a greater doctrine of illumination—how Christians come to appreciate and recognize God via Christ the sunshine. during this paintings, David Whidden takes up that topic in contesting a typical paradigm of interpretation that announces that Aquinas eradicated the doctrine of illumination in his theology.

In Christ the sunshine, Whidden argues that illumination is a serious systematic motif in Aquinas’ theology, one who includes the character of fact, wisdom, and God; on the root, Aquinas’ theology of sunshine, or illumination, is Christological, grounding human wisdom of God and eschatological beatitude. This quantity establishes the theological community shaped via the an important motif of light/illumination in Aquinas, from how theology operates to the systematic, sacramental, and ethical coordinates in Aquinas’ theology.

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