Aquinas's Summa Theologiae

Aquinas's Summa Theologiae

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by Brian Davies
     
 

Thomas Aquinas authored many works, but his greatest achievement is undoubtedly the Summa Theologiae, which presents his most mature thinking and the best introduction to his philosophical and theological ideas. Distinguishing itself from other secondary works on Aquinas, this volume focuses solely on the Summa, with essays by some of the best Aquinas scholars of the… See more details below

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Thomas Aquinas authored many works, but his greatest achievement is undoubtedly the Summa Theologiae, which presents his most mature thinking and the best introduction to his philosophical and theological ideas. Distinguishing itself from other secondary works on Aquinas, this volume focuses solely on the Summa, with essays by some of the best Aquinas scholars of the last half-decade. It offers a solid introduction to one of the landmarks of Western thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543423
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Critical Essays on the Classics Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1The setting of the Summa Theologiae1
2Prelude to the five ways25
3The five ways45
4Form and existence111
5Aquinas on what God is not129
6The unity of body and soul145
7The nature of the intellect177
8The immortality of the soul195
9Aquinas's account of freedom : intellect and will203
10Habits and virtues223
11Natural law : incommensurable readings245

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