Therefore the essential attributes are not to be appropriated to the persons. But as accidents have their existence in a subject, so they have unity or plurality from their subject; and therefore the singularity and plurality of adjectives depends upon their "supposita.
But a difficulty seems to arise from the fact that while the divine persons are multiplied, the essence nevertheless retains its unity. As, therefore, we make use of the likeness of the trace or image found in creatures for the manifestation of the divine persons, so also in the same manner do we make use of the essential attributes.
But the essential attributes, in our way of understanding, are prior to the persons; as what is common is prior to what is proper. So, as there are three personalitiesthat is, three personal properties in the Father, Son and Holy Ghostit is predicated of the three, not in the singular, but in the plural.
Hence, as this proposition, "The Father is God" is of itself true, so this proposition "God is the Father" is true of itself, and by no means accidentally.
I answer that, For the manifestation of our faith it is fitting that the essential attributes should be appropriated to the persons. So to say, "God is the Trinity," is false.
So the divine unity is better described by saying that the three persons are "of one essence," than by saying they are "of one nature.
To say, "God begot God Who is God the Father," is wrong, because since the word "Father" is construed in apposition to "God," the word "God" is restricted to the person of the Father; so that it would mean, "He begot God, Who is Himself the Father"; and then the Father would be spoken of as begotten, which is false.
Therefore it is equally wrong to say that the three persons are "of one essence [unius essentiae]. And as in the objects of the senses, whence the intellect derives its knowledge, the nature of the species is made individual by the matter, and thus the nature is as the form, and the individual is the "suppositum" of the form; so also in God the essence is taken as the form of the three persons, according to our mode of signification.
Those which signify the essence as adjectives are predicated of the three persons in the plural. This objection would hold good as regards things which are predicated of another as the universal of a particular.
So to say, "God is the Trinity," is false. So this does not imply origin; nor is it personal, but an appropriation to a person. But affirmation and negation are true of essence and of person.
In another way by dissimilitude; as power is appropriated to the Father, as Augustine says, because fathers by reason of old age are sometimes feeble; lest anything of the kind be imagined of God.
This is related to a tendency to evince the notion that chronological priority is tantamount to influence, i. Thirdly, its intrinsic power of operation and causality is considered. The preposition "by" [per] sometimes designates an intermediate cause; thus we may say that a smith works "by" a hammer.
Reply to Objection 3: State Archives of Assyria Studies This is what Augustine says De Trin. Also the "book of life" seems proper to the Son, as signifying "a thing from another"; for every book is written by someone.
Therefore it is equally wrong to say that the three persons are "of one essence [unius essentiae]. In which case two genitives are required, one signifying the form, and the other signifying the determination of the form, as, for instance, when we say, "Peter is of great virtue [magnae virtutis]," or else one genitive must have the force of two, as, for instance, "he is a man of blood"that is, he is a man who sheds much blood [multi sanguinis].
But the essential attributes, in our way of understanding, are prior to the persons; as what is common is prior to what is proper. Yet this proposition "He begot another God" is tolerated by some, provided that "another" be taken as a substantive, and the word "God" be construed in apposition with it.
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