N.2/2019 Pratiche di immanenza

Ragione e Trinità in Ilario e Agostino

Vincenzo Ceci

(Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo - Roma)

Published in December, 2019

Reason and Trinity in Hilary and Augustine


Starting from the position of Hilary of Poitiers and Augustine of Hippo, the essay examines a specific case of the interaction between reason and faith, that of the ratio applied to the understanding and speculative elaboration of the Trinitarian dimension of God, both as an autonomous ratio and as a ratio aided by faith. The perspective point, therefore, is at one time gnoseological and epistemological. In addition, this paper highlights links with patristic and philosophical sources and with developments in medieval thought.


Hilary of Poitiers, reason and faith, Augustine of Hippo, medieval thought, Patristics, Trinity.

Critical Journal of History of Ideas
International Philosophy Journal

Andrea Tagliapietra and Sebastiano Ghisu

Giovanni Campus

Authorized by Tribunale di Sassari n.455 del 14/7/2008 - ISSN 2035-732X - ISSN (Paper edition) 2035-732X