Volume 87, Issue 4, Fall 2013
Anselm Ramelow, O.P.
The Person in the Abrahamic Tradition
Is the Judeo-Christian Concept of Personhood Consistent?
The concept of personhood in the Abrahamic tradition opens up new dimensions in contrast with the ancient world, especially the relationality and incommunicability of the person as a source of his or her dignity. However, these notions also originate their own set of contemporary challenges and problems. A proposal will be made as to how to overcome these problems by way of an integration of older insights on substance, act, and potency.