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.

Course code: THEN32

ECTS Credits: 3

Professor: John-Mark Uchechukwu Igboalisi


Table of content

Chapter one : backgroung to Jürgen Moltmann's staurocentric trinitariasnism   

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

Chapter two : the staurocentric trinitarian doctrine of jürgen Moltmann    T

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
3.3 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