This book presents an introduction and English translation of three articles from Henry of Ghent’s Summa of Ordinary Questions; they focus on the relations within the trinity. Let me quote an unforgettable sentence from the editor/translator’s introduction: “In the sixties of the last century when I firstly studied the traditional trinitarian theology we had a saying that in the Trinity there are five notions, four relations, three persons, two processions, one God, and no proof.”
We remember with much sadness the passing of Father Roland Teske, but we rejoice in having known him for almost fifty years, and in the memory of his extraordinary wit and wisdom.
Henry of Ghent: Quodlibetal Questions on Moral Problems. Translation with an Introduction & Notes by Roland J. Teske, SJ. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2005.Henry of Ghent’s Summa: Questions on God’s Existence and Essence. Translated by Jos Decorte and Roland J. Teske, S.J.; Latin Text, Introduction, and Notes by Roland Teske, S.J. Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations, 5. Leuven: Peeters, 2005.
Roland J. Teske, SJ, Donald J. Schuenke Professor of Philosophy Emeritus (PhD University of Toronto, 1973) specialized in St. Augustine and medieval philosophers, especially William of Auvergne and Henry of Ghent. He has translated 11 volumes of the works of Augustine, 7 volumes of the works of William of Auvergne, and 6 volumes of the works of Henry of Ghent. He has published two volumes of collected articles on Augustine, and one volume of collected articles on William. He has given the Saint Augustine Lecture at Villanova University and the Aquinas Lecture at Marquette. He has been visiting professor at Santa Clara University, John Carroll University, and Villanova University. In 2009 he received the Aquinas Medal from the American Catholic Philosophical Association.