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Substance and participation : aspects of the Trinity from Aristotle to Derrida

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk, Rassie Norman, Mark en 2015-01-23T04:24:00Z 2015-01-23T04:24:00Z 1998-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Norman, Mark (1998) Substance and participation : aspects of the Trinity from Aristotle to Derrida, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides an historical and intellectual summary of the role of the concepts of 'substance,' and 'participation,' in the making of the doctrine of the Trinity. In the concluding chapter, a study is made of the assumptions of deconstruction, which are somewhat hostile to a substance paradigm. We argue for an appreciation of the importance of both substance and participation for the Trinity, and philosophy generally. Chapters are dedicated to individuals who have in some way contributed to perceptions of these two terms, as they pertain to the Christian notion of the Trinity. Additionally, we seek to define some philosophical problems that accompany a Trinitarian metaphysics of 'substance,' and 'participation.' The problems include those of deconstruction: issues such as 'Logocentrism,' and 'Presence.' Finally, we investigate how Trinitarian ontology can provide answers to many of the questions Derrida raises conceming the problematic future of metaphysical thinking. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (459 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Aristotle en
dc.subject Plato en
dc.subject Plotinus en
dc.subject Augustine en
dc.subject Aquinas en
dc.subject Barth en
dc.subject Heidegger en
dc.subject Levinas en
dc.subject Derrida en
dc.subject Trinity en
dc.subject Relations en
dc.subject Ontotheology en
dc.subject Transcendence en
dc.subject Deconstruction en
dc.subject Postmodernity en
dc.subject.ddc 231.044 en
dc.subject.lcsh Knowledge, Theory of (Religion) en
dc.subject.lcsh Religion -- Philosophy en
dc.subject.lcsh Trinity en
dc.title Substance and participation : aspects of the Trinity from Aristotle to Derrida en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy and Systematic Theology en M.Th. (Systematic Theology) en

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