Critical ressourcement and evaluative correction in Trinitarian theology: a case study on Richard of St. Victor’s De Trinitate

Dennis Bray*

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Abstract

I begin this article by suggesting that the current phase of trinitarian theology is characterized by an impetus to evaluate and correct work done in earlier phases. One evaluative-corrective voice is that of Stephen Holmes, who critiques recent trinitarian ressourcement and advocates a return to more traditional conceptions. I suggest that Richard of St Victor can serve as an excellent model of traditional trinitarian theologizing. To do so, however, some recent mischaracterizations of Richard must first be corrected. Toward this end, I identify several points of disagreement with Holmes’ reading of Richard. I explicate those points of disagreement and argue for what I take to be the correct understanding. I conclude by briefly reflecting on how Richard’s project can serve the current phase of trinitarian theology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-508
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic Theology
Volume24
Issue number4
Early online date18 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2022

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