In this essay, the author proposes and makes use of the genre-language methodology to investigate Luther's understanding of the Trinity. The differential between res and verbum is crucial for seeing how Luther uses reason, illuminated by faith, to investigate the Trinity, particularly the inner Trinity. On the one hand, medieval philosophical tools (semantics, logic, metaphysics) are applied to determine the trinitarian res; on the other hand, the res is related to the soteriologically determined verbum. Representative texts from three genres, the disputatio, the hymn and the sermon, are studied. The inner Trinity in eternity is discussed in terms of its propositional truth and as the beginning of a narrative, that is plotted by sites of speech revealing each trinitarian person.
|Translated title of the contribution||God from eternity to eternity: Luther's understanding of the Trinity|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie|
|State||Published - Apr 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies