Faith and Participation in the Divine Nature According to Thomas Aquinas


Piotr Roszak


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 67, Issue 155, 2018, pages 153-172




The article presents different modes of participation in the divine nature (creation and salvation), as presented by Saint Thomas Aquinas, which is possible thanks to the elevation of human nature in the Incarnation of the Word, due to which the man is consors naturae divinae. In the perspective of the biblical commentaries of Aquinas the role of the virtue of faith is presented. It introduces into the divine nature making the man the adoptive son of God. This analysis allows to obtain the understanding of the Christian life from this fundamental fact of Christianity.

Key words:

Participation, biblical thomism, grace, humanity of Christ, virtue of faith.


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