DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Divine Impassibility

Divine Impassibility

Divine Impassibility: A Thomistic Critique of Jürgen Moltmann’s Staurocentric Trinitarianism

Classical Christian doctrine has always affirmed divine impassibility, that is, God, in his divine nature, does not suffer. However, this doctrine has been subjected to criticism by some modern passibilist theologians. The thoughts of Saint Thomas Aquinas offer us insights in responding to such passibilist theologians, for divine compassion is grounded on divine impassibility.
 

ECTS Credits: 3
Professor: Fr John-Mark Uchechukwu Igboalisi, OP

INTRODUCTION

Objective
Methodology

CHAPTER ONE    BACKGROUND TO JÜRGEN MOLTMANN'S STAUROCENTRIC TRINITARIANISM

1.1 Experience of the Second World War
1.2 The Influence of Hegelian dialectical Trinitarianism
1.3 The Influence of Martin Luther’s Theology of the Cross 1
Paradox of Knowledge of God
Radical Revelation of Reality

CHAPTER TWO    THE STAUROCENTRIC TRINITARIAN DOCTRINE OF JÜRGEN MOLTMANN

2.1 God in Creation
2.2 Mystery of the Trinity
2.3 Crucified God and Human Suffering

CHAPTER THREE    THOMAS AQUINAS ON THE DOCTRINE ON GOD

3.1 On Divine Simplicity and Immutability
3.2 On the Trinity of God
3.2.1 On the Processions in God
3.2.2 On the Divine Relations
3.2.3 On the Divine Persons
3.3 On the Mystery of the Incarnation and Passion of Christ

CHAPTER FOUR    THEOLOGICAL APPRAISAL OF JÜRGEN MOLTMANN’S STAUROCENTRIC TRINITARIANISM

4.1 On the Problem of Subjective Experience 5
4.2 On the Problem of Panentheism
4.3 On the Problem of Passibility in God

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BOOKS
JOURNALS
INTERNET SOURCES