THE word aTheologya means the Science of God. This science has God not only for its subject, but also for its source and its object; hence the Divine character of Theology cannot better be described than by the old formula: aTheology teaches about God, is taught by God, and leads to God.a Theology may be taken objectively as doctrine, or subjectively as knowledge. But it is not every knowledge of Divine doctrine, especially not the mere apprehension of it, that is called Theology. The term is restricted to scientific knowledge; and consequently Theology, in its technical sense, is the scientific exposition of the doctrine concerning God and things Divine.The absolute substantial infinity of God evidently implies that He is infinite (1) not only as compared with a certain kind of created beings, but as infinitely transcending all conceivable degrees and kinds of perfection; (2) not only in some oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Manual of Catholic Theology|
|Author||:||Joseph Wilhelm D.D. Ph.D. and Thomas B. Scannell D.D., Aeterna Press|
|Publisher||:||Aeterna Press - 1901|