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Title: Jacobus de Viterbio, Quaestiones de divinis praedicamentis, Quaestio XXVII
Author(s): VAN RIEL, Gerd , YPMA, Eelcko
Journal: Augustiniana
Volume: 69    Issue: 1   Date: 2019   
Pages: 117-165
DOI: 10.2143/AUG.69.1.3286704

Abstract :
This article consists in a critical edition of Jacobus de Viterbio’s 27th Question on divine predicaments. This question reads 'Whether truth can be predicated of God'. James of Viterbo answers the question in the positive, pointing out the different ways in which 'truth' can be predicated altogether, before applying the predicate to God. According to James, truth is said of God in a threefold way: (1) as a description of God’s mode of being, (2) as a description of the relation ad intra (between the divine Persons, with the Son as the Veritas corresponding to the Father), and (3) as a description ad extra, in two ways: when we as images of God correspond to God’s being, or when our mental representation of God corresponds to God’s own essence. The edition is based on a full collation of the five extant manuscript witnesses, leading to a new assessment of the textual tradition.

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