This doctoral seminar is dedicated to the elucidation of two key pneumatological questions: (1) the Father-Son relation in the Holy Spirit and (2) the generation of the Son in the Holy Spirit. The goal is to ponder more deeply the person of the Holy Spirit in God and examine both his active and passive “roles” in the Godhead. This reflection serves as grounds to approach the issue of reciprocity in the triune mystery and the meaning of divine order and hierarchy—issues upon whose satisfactory articulation hinges the elaboration of an adequate theological anthropology. The seminar will follow a historical path and examine some of the main pneumatological texts of the Christian tradition as well as some contemporary authors.
God the Giver of Life
John Paul II, Dominum et vivificantem.
Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit.
Sergius Bulgakov, The Comforter.
Heribert Mühlen, Der Heilige Geist als Person. In der Trinität, bei der Inkarnation und im Gnadenbund.
Francois Bourassa, Questions de Théologie Trinitaire.
Jürgen Moltmann, The Trinity and the Kingdom.
Catherine M. Lacugna, God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life.
Leonardo Boff, Trinity and Society.
Antonio López, F.S.C.B.
Professor of Systematic Theology
Rev. López teaches and writes in the areas of trinitarian theology, metaphysics, theological anthropology, and marriage. He serves as editor of Humanum Academic Press and of the English Critical Edition of the Works of Karol Wojtyła and John Paul II, a continuing series from CUA Press.Learn More