Site Overlay


GOD FOR US AND WITH US: THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CATHERINE LACUGNA’S TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY* Mark S. Medley Campbellsville University. An extraordinary work that revitalizes theology and Christian life by recovering the early roots of Trinitarian doctrine and exploring the enduringly practical. At the heart of all reality, including the household of God, is the personal God whose being God for Us by Catherine Mowry LaCugna.

Author: Voodoot Kajigami
Country: Ethiopia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 6 June 2011
Pages: 134
PDF File Size: 17.2 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.92 Mb
ISBN: 586-8-54981-326-3
Downloads: 34882
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tuzilkree

Indeed, trinitarian theology is a theology of relationship: Thus personal freedom is poised in the balance between particularity and communion.

While God comes from no one and from nothing, God is, by God’s very nature, person as relation to other persons. The cross is the central symbol of Christianity because it expresses, by way of a seeming contradiction, that the “heart” or lacufna of God, that which makes God to be God, is love that triumphs over non-being.

I had Catherine LaCugna as a professor before she died. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The “Practical” Trinity – Catherine Mowry LaCugna | Theology and Church

In the generation of Catholic theologians following Karl Rahner, one can argue that Catherine LaCugna was the leading North American Catholic scholar of this new generation of theologians who have attempted to cathreine trinitarian theology. Delighting in the Trinity: Evaluation and Assessment After presenting the catherjne elements of LaCugna’s trinitarian theology, the task remains to evaluate critically her contributions. Such a polyphonic perspective involves the recognition that the self is shaped by a perichoretic dance of originality, spontaneity, diversity, and playfulness that creates a space lafugna that which “does not fit,” for that which resists and denies the closure of universal categorizations.

Speech about God increasingly reflected the “God of the philosophers” of Western theism far more than the God to whom the Bible gives witness. Living trinitarian faith means living as Jesus Christ lived, in persona Christi: The only appropriate response to the mystery of God revealed in the oikonomia is adoration.


Follow the Author

Remember me on this computer. This journal is made available to you through the ATLAS collection with permission from the copyright holder s. Broaden your understanding of God with this book. Taking her cue from apophaticism, she finds the language of “in” God problematic because it gives the impression that God has an inner life as if God were something into which something else could be placed, that we can have direct access to that inner life, and that trinitarian theology is mainly about that inner life of God.

The historical development of the doctrine of the Trinity is quite impressive from the standpoint of intellectual vigor and speculative catherie. There is, however, one noticeable lacuna in her trinitarian theology, given her proper insistence that trinitarian theology is linked to soteriology. A total revision of the theoretical underpinnings of trinitarian theology, as proffered by LaCugna, consists in the Trinity’s reintegration as a critical theological principle.

I would contend that she makes a very strong case for understanding the doctrine of the Trinity as a practical and pastoral doctrine. University of Notre Dame Press, Rather, to speak about God in immanent trinitarian terms is nothing more than to speak about God’s life with us in the economy of Christ and the Spirit. It challenges, critiques, ,acugna proffers a vision of transformation of relations that are abusive, distorting, and dysfunctional.

LaCugna’s passion was to make the doctrine of the Trinity relevant to the everyday life of modern Christians.

Catherine LaCugna – Wikipedia

It celebrates the creative self-fashioning that does not lead to an individual but go a self who is a chorus of not necessarily harmonious voices, a manifold project, a polyglossia that is as much in us as in the world in which we inhabit. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From the Publisher A brilliant theologian revitalizes theology and Christian life by recovering the early Christian roots of God as Trinity.


In other words, trinitarian theology is inseparable from christology and pneumatology. However, for certain articles, the author of the article may maintain the copyright in the article.

Post-Nicene theology increasingly began from above, in a deductive manner; consequently it was separated from the pressing matters of soteriology. The nature of God’s inner life theologia is revealed in the oikonomia on the supposition that it is no other God that so acts.

I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up this book, published more than two decades ago, but it has proven to be revelatory. By seeking right relations and genuine communion in the manifold dimensions of life, human beings can truly pilgrimage toward imaging God’s own mystery of communion with us. Building on the work of Karl RahnerLaCugna argued that the “demise of the doctrine of the Trinity” started gof early church theologians had to respond to the teachings of Ariusarch-heretic of the Christian church.

The Practice of Trinitarian Theology Oxford: Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Instead of using these traditional theological terms, LaCugna employs the language of oikonomia and theologia. The feminist Catholic theologian died prematurely in Mayat only forty-four years of age.

The loss, according to LaCugna, was the centrality of soteriology fatherine theology proper. While much is really well written, you are wrong in your conclusion.