What is a divine passion and what passions can rightly be attributed to God? It is on the stakes of this double questioning and on the debates that have made it possible to articulate it that we would like to stop. Without claiming to propose an exhaustive cartography, we will limit ourselves here to analyzing the position of a few theologians whose theses marked in depth the discussion on divine passions in modern times and who extended, often by profoundly renewing it, the syntheses elaborated by the great scholastic. Finally, in the course of the doctrinal clashes and the very nuanced positions with which each master sought to distinguish himself from his predecessors, it is the very image of God that was modified. And it may be that Spinoza's famous thesis, "God is free of passions, and no Joy or Sadness affects him" is to be understood as an ultimate and paradoxical corollary of this long sequence of debates.

Affectiones Dei : le débat sur les passions de Dieu dans la scolastique médiévale et postmédiévale / A. Frigo (BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE L'ÉCOLE DES HAUTES ÉTUDES. SCIENCES RELIGIEUSES). - In: Emotions de Dieu : Attributions et appropriations chrétiennes (16.-18. siècle) / [a cura di] C. Bernat, F. Gabriel. - Prima edizione. - Turnhout : Brepols, 2019. - ISBN 9782503583679. - pp. 123-146 [10.1484/M.BEHE-EB.5.117300]

Affectiones Dei : le débat sur les passions de Dieu dans la scolastique médiévale et postmédiévale

A. Frigo
2019

Abstract

What is a divine passion and what passions can rightly be attributed to God? It is on the stakes of this double questioning and on the debates that have made it possible to articulate it that we would like to stop. Without claiming to propose an exhaustive cartography, we will limit ourselves here to analyzing the position of a few theologians whose theses marked in depth the discussion on divine passions in modern times and who extended, often by profoundly renewing it, the syntheses elaborated by the great scholastic. Finally, in the course of the doctrinal clashes and the very nuanced positions with which each master sought to distinguish himself from his predecessors, it is the very image of God that was modified. And it may be that Spinoza's famous thesis, "God is free of passions, and no Joy or Sadness affects him" is to be understood as an ultimate and paradoxical corollary of this long sequence of debates.
Qu’est-ce que c’est une passion divine et quelles passions peut-on à juste titre attribuer à Dieu ? : c’est sur les enjeux de ce double questionnement et sur les débats qui ont permis de l’articuler que nous voudrions nous arrêter. Sans prétendre proposer une cartographie exhaustive, nous nous limiterons à analyser ici la position de quelques théologiens dont les thèses marquèrent en profondeur la discussion sur les passions divines à l’époque moderne et qui prolongèrent, souvent en le renouvelant profondément, les synthèses élaborées par la grande scolastique. Finalement, au fil des affrontements doctrinaux et des prises de position très nuancées avec lesquelles chaque maître cherchait à ses démarquer de ses prédécesseurs, c’est l’image même de Dieu qui s’en trouve modifiée. Et il se peut que la thèse célèbre de Spinoza, « Dieu est exempt de passions, et nul affect de Joie ou de Tristesse ne l’affecte » soit à comprendre comme un corollaire ultime et paradoxal des cette longue séquelle de débats.
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