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Augustinianum

Volume 50, Issue 1, June 2010

Gregor K. Wenning, Felix Geser
Pages 189-232

Erkenntnislehre und Trinitätsspekulation bei Augustinus

It is the intention of this article on De Trinitate by St. Augustine to show that his doctrine is built upon applied epistemology aimed at the acquisition of intellectus fidei. The main part of this paper explores the Augustinian search for vestigia trinitatis which reveals striking “psychological analogues” of the divine trinity present in the human mind (Books 8-15). A mystical union with the holy trinity, however, appears impossible due to the impar imago of the human mind.

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