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The Notion of Person in Theology
The notion of "person" is of perennial interest for Communio editors and readers. Here you'll find in chronological order some of our most frequently requested articles dealing with the history and meaning of the concept of person.
I. From the founders.
Hans Urs von Balthasar. On the Concept of Person. 13, no. 1 (1986).
Kenneth L. Schmitz. The Geography of the Human Person. 13, no. 1 (1986).
Joseph Ratzinger. Concerning the Notion of Person in Theology. 17, no. 3 (1990).
Kenneth L. Schmitz. Selves and Persons: A Difference in Loves? 18, no. 2 (1991).
II. In conversation with Norris Clarke.
W. Norris Clarke, SJ. Person, Being, and St. Thomas. 19, no. 4 (1992).
David L. Schindler. Norris Clarke on Person, Being, and St. Thomas. 20, no. 3 (1993).
Norris Clarke, SJ. Response to David Schindler's Comments. 20, no. 3 (1993).
Steven A Long. Divine and Creaturely "Receptivity": The Search for a Middle Term. 21, no. 1 (1994).
Norris Clarke, SJ. Response to Long's Comments. 21, no. 1 (1994).
George A Blair. On Esse and Relation. 21, no. 1 (1994).
Norris Clarke, S.J. Response to Blair's Comments. 21, no. 1 (1994).
David L. Schindler. The Person: Philosophy, Theology, and Receptivity. 21, no. 1 (1994).
John S. Grabowski. Person: Substance and Relation. 22, no. 1 (1995).
Ferdinand Ulrich. A Dangerous Reflection on the Fundamental Act of the Creature. 23, no. 1 (1996).
Larry S. Chapp. Who is the Church? The Personalistic Categories of Balthasar's Ecclesiology. 23, no. 2 (1996).
Stanislaw Grygiel. 'Existence Precedes Essence': Fear of the Gift." 26, no. 2 (1999).
Stephan Ackermann. The Church as Person in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. 29, no. 2 (2002).
Stanislaw Grygiel. Extra Communionem Personarum Nulla Philosophia. 29, no. 4 (2002).
Adrian J. Walker. Personal Singularity and the Communio Personarum: A Creative Development of Thomas Aquinas’ Doctrine of Esse Commune. 31, no. 3 (2004).
Jörg Splett. How Many ‘No’s? Billions. How Many ‘Yes’es? Just One! 32, no. 1 (2005).
Jörg Splett. The Gift of Life - Why There Is No Right to Die. 33, no. 2 (2006).
Robert Spaemann. Begotten, Not Made. 33, no. 2 (2006).
Robert Spaemann. When Death Becomes Inhuman. 33, no. 2 (2006).
Jörg Splett. Freedom: The Serenity of Letting Go. 34, no. 2 (2007).
Robert Spaemann and Holger Zaborowski. 'An animal that can promise and forgive.' 34, no. 4 (2007).
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