to redress that gap by arguing that Augustines evolving understanding of the martyrs played a key role in the development of his theology of redemption, particularly his understanding of the death of Christ. He concedes Augustines use of the language but argues that Augustines doctrine of simplicity precludes the understanding it has maintained in traditional readings of Augustine. As his published subtitle suggests, the text is a sustained reflection upon Augustines and Barths doctrines of the Trinity and their enduring influence on contemporary Trinitarian theology. In this sense, knowledge of God, like pneumatology, is not a body of ideas and informationi. Barth develops his doctrine of the Trinity. Ables might also have strengthened his argument by elaborating further on his fusion of deification and participation.
In particular, Ables focuses on the shortcomings of trinitarian personalism and trinitarian idealism. In this way, the Spirit is the real possibility of revelation for humanity and thus essential both to Barths Trinitarian theology and to his doctrine of revelation. For this reason, I fear his fusion of participation and deification may not garner broad support. He holds a PhD in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University.
Finding neither account satisfactory, Ables argues for a trinitarian theology wherein the singularity of divine self-donation in Jesus Christ is the material content of trinitarian doctrine as such (181). Download, edit, views PaperRank. The reduction of the Spirit to the Augustinian bond of love between the Father and Son amounts to an erasure of the Spirit as a subject of divine action (p. He demonstrates this in the corrective he offers to reading Augustines psychological analogy and in articulating the complexities of Barths theological ontology. For example, in willing, knowledge becomes action. The project, however, is not simply historical. That is, the Spirit enables successful communication of revelation to the individual. Church Dogmatics, Ables is again particularly concerned with articulating Barths pneumatology.
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Travis Ables studies Hugh.