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Kenosis, Christ, and the Trinity in Thomas Aquinas

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  • Nova et Vetera (English Edition). - 2019, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 839-869
English Thomas Aquinas pays great attention to Christ’s kenosis in Phil. 2:7 (“he emptied himself”), which he associates with his interpretation of John 1:14, Col 2:9 and 2 Cor 8:9. This study is comprised of four parts. The first part looks into the exegesis of Philippians 2:6–8 in Aquinas’s Commentary on St. Paul. The second provides some further details, drawn from other works of Aquinas, regarding the exinanitio of the Son. The goal of these two first parts is specifying the way in which Aquinas understands kenosis in the context of Philippians 2. A third part offers a brief survey of Trinitarian “processions,” “missions,” and creation, in order to clarify the Thomistic meaning of the “exinanitio.” Lastly, in the fourth part, we present two Trinitarian foundations of the kenosis of the Son that Aquinas develops in reference to Philippians 2.
Faculté de théologie
Département des Sciences de la foi et des religions, Philosophie
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Religion, theology
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