Progress in the knowledge of God according to St Thomas

Authors

  • Miguel Pérez de Laborda Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

Keywords:

Thomas Aquinas, Apophatism, Knowledge of God, Triple Way

Abstract

Thomas Aquinas sustains repeatedly that the essence of God is incomprehensible, though this thesis was never fully understood in all it’s radicalism since it appeared that it would prevent the development of a natural theology. This article shows that in Thomas’ opinion, by means of the “triple way”, (affirmation, denial, elevation) a rational knowledge of God is possible. This knowledge can progress, even if through all our efforts, the Essence of God still remains absolutely unknown.

Published

30-09-2009

How to Cite

Pérez de Laborda, Miguel. “Progress in the Knowledge of God According to St Thomas”. Acta Philosophica 18, no. 2 (September 30, 2009): 309–334. Accessed February 27, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3964.

Issue

Section

Studies

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