AUC THEOLOGICA
AUC THEOLOGICA

AUC Theologica is a peer-reviewed journal for theology published twice a year. As we publish original papers in English, German, French, and Italian, our mission is to serve as a platform both for Czech researchers, who can present their research results in these languages, and for international contributors, who are invited to enter the academic theological discussion in the heart of Europe.

The journal focuses on a wide range of theological disciplines, such as systematic theology, biblical studies, patristic studies, pastoral and spiritual theology, religious education, church history, etc. Within these fields, the journal seeks to reflect the current theological questions and problems, which often requires interdisciplinary approaches. Supporting the intersection of various theological disciplines, we thus also welcome theological papers touching other academic fields including philosophy, sociology, literary studies, and science.

Each issue consists of two sections. The thematic section presents papers of the same focus. The section called ‘Varia’ invites papers dealing with various theological themes from the perspective of all Christian traditions. Our current and past issues are approachable for free on this website in the form of Open Access.

AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 11 No 2 (2021), 117–129

Topics of the Trinity: Absoluteness, Otherness, and Contingency Wolfgang Cramer’s ‘Absolute Reflection’ as a Philosophical Investigation of the Trinity

Stephan Tilch

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363398.2022.7
announced: 03. 06. 2022

abstract

The Trinity is usually regarded as an exclusively theological topic. If, however, the postulated unity of the dogmatic tracts ‘De Deo uno’ and ‘De Deo trino’ is taken seriously, there must be at least a philosophical perspective on the Trinity. This article wants to present the little-known philosophy of the Absolute of Wolfgang Cramer as a possible approach to this problem. It first presents some aspects of Cramer’s analysis of the concept of the Absolute. It then argues that, within Cramer’s philosophy, the Trinitarian structure of the Absolute is deeply linked to the possibility of contingency. In the last step, it is argued that the meaning of the concept of the Absolute ultimately demands a new methodology without the presupposition of this very concept. Thus it is shown how a Trinitarian approach helps to take the Absoluteness of the Absolute more seriously. The article closes with some remarks on the status of Cramer’s claims.

keywords: Ontology; Trinity; Absolute; Contingency; Metaphysics; Speculative philosophy; Wolfgang Cramer; Klaus Hemmerle

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