Aquinas For Armchair Theologians

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Overview

Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in western civilization. Yet his theological views are complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Timothy Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's life and thought that will make his views clear to nonspecialists. The topics dealt with include God, angels, evil, metaphysics, morality, sex, war, abortion, and politics. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to an all-important theologian.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664223045
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Armchair Theologians Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 717,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Timothy M. Renick is Associate Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Programs in Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2002

    Excellent intro to Aquinas!!!

    Tim Renick does a GREAT job bringing the detailed thought of Aquinas to the lay reader while at the same time giving the more advanced reader something to think about as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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