Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Understanding Human Dignity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Christopher McCrudden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265642

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 14 October 2019

Dignity, Person, and Imago Trinitatis

Dignity, Person, and Imago Trinitatis

Chapter:
(p.209) 11 Dignity, Person, and Imago Trinitatis
Source:
Understanding Human Dignity
Author(s):

James Hanvey

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0011

This chapter argues that the Catholic tradition grounds the dignity of the human person in the imago Trinitatis. This produces important consequences for the way in which we understand ‘dignity’ which have not been fully recognized in the discussions about dignity. It explores central figures in the tradition (Augustine and Aquinas) and it indicates significant contemporary developments (Maritain, Wojtyla, Ratzinger, and La Cugna). It offers concluding reflections on the importance of a notion of dignity grounded in the ontology of the human person as a soteriological function for the transformation of persons and society.

Keywords:   imago dei, imago Trinitatis, person, dignity, relationality, teleology, soteriology

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.