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Overview As a text for college or graduate student courses, as a scholarship reference, and as a guide for interested educated laity, "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" is an exhilarating and invigorating journey into the most central of the Christian mysteries, the triune God. The book is a valuable and thought-provoking resource that complements and enriches current theologies of the Trinity.
Something quite extraordinary has happened in Catholic trinitarian theology in the last thirty years or so: the mystery of the Trinity is being approached by reflection on the paschal mystery of Jesus' death and resurrection. Astonishing though it may seem, the traditional Augustinian-Thomistic treatment of the trinity made no such direct reference to those Easter events, even though it was through them that Jesus' disciples came to proclaim that Jesus is Lord and that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The redemptive significance of Jesus' death and resurrection was clearly recognized, but not its revelatory significance.
But here, in a radically new development, the death and resurrection of Jesus is perceived to have properly theological" meaning; it is not just redemptive but revelatory of God's being. A startling revitalized trinitarian theology emerges. "So what does this development contribute to trinitarian theology?" And "Why has this extraordinary development arisen at this stage in the tradition?" "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" answers these questions and examines and assesses this new development in relation to the classical tradition of trinitarian theology and offers a meta-methodological perspective from which to understand it.
One of the few theologians who have pursued this innovative line of thought, Anne Hunt in "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" analyzes the works of four contemporary theologians. Francois Durrwell, CSSR, Ghislain Lafont, OSB, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Sebastian Moore, OSB, have al written on this interconnection of the mysteries. Each expressed dissatisfaction with classical Latin trinitarian theology and sought a fuller, richer, and more adequate explication of the mystery. A vividly revitalized theology of the Trinity results, one that is constructed in a distinctly soteriological context. But the trinitarian theology which emerges is not only a soteriology. The triune God emerges with a distinctively "paschal character" when approached in this way and this profoundly affects an understanding of the divine perfections. Both aspects represent significant gains in the contemporary cultural and theological context.
"The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" is not only significant on a systematic and methodological level, it is also timely. Recent trinitarian theologies (e.g., LaCugna, Johnson, Boff, Weinandy, Coffey) do not deal with the Trinity-paschal mystery connection. Orthodox theology has very little to say about it. Protestant theology has difficulty relating to the classical Roman Catholic tradition. From al these points of view, "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" provides this perspective and so is a valuable and thought-provoking resource that complements and enriches current theologies of the Trinity.
As a text for college or graduate student courses, as a scholarship reference, and as a guide for interested educated laity, "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery" is an exhilarating and invigorating journey into that most central of the Christian mysteries, our triune God.
Chapters are: "Francois X. Durrwell: The Resurrection Rediscovered," "Ghislain Lafont: Death and Being, Human and Divine," "Hans Urs von Balthasar: Love Alone Is Credible," "Sebastian Moore: The Grass Roots Derivation of the Trinity," "Thematic Gains for Trinitarian Theology," and "Methodological Shifts and Their Meta-Methodological Significance."
"Anne Hunt is principal at Loreto Mandeville Hal, a Catholic girls' school in Melbourne, Australia. She received a doctorate in systematic theology at Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne.""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2000
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series New Theology Studies
ISBN 0814658652 ISBN13 9780814658659
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More About Anne Hunt
Anne Hunt is faculty dean of theology and philosophy at Australian Catholic University. She is currently vice president of the Australian Catholic Theological Association. She is author of "Trinity: Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith, What Are They Saying About the Trinity?"and "The Trinity and the Paschal Mystery."
Anne Hunt was born in 1952.
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Original Approach to Understanding the Trinity Nov 8, 1998
Anne Hunt's first book is a significant theological achievement. It surveys and assesses a little appreciated but very significant development in recent Catholic theology: understanding that the death and resurrection of Jesus is not just redemptive, but revelatory of God's being. This represents a major change from the Augustinian-Thomistic understanding of the Trinity, which made no direct reference to these central moments in the Christian story: the events of Easter. Hunt's study includes detailed examinations of the trinitarian theologies of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Sebastian Moore OSB, François X. Durrwell CSsR, and Ghislain Lafont OSB, before considering the significance of their challenges to the classical understanding of the Trinity, both for theology and theological method. Her book is a welcome complement to those of other recent writers on trinitarian theology, such as Catherine LaCugna, who neglect the Trinity-paschal mystery connection. The author, who holds a doctorate in theology, is principal of Loreto Mandeville Hall, a Catholic school for girls in Melbourne. Her book is published as the fifth volume in Michael Glazier's `New Theology Studies' series, which aims at scholarly yet readable books treating key aspects of dogmatic theology.