Holy Teaching: Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas [NOOK Book]

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There comes a time in the life of every Christian when he or she desires to go deeper in his or her walk with God. For many, this task can seem daunting.

Enter St. Thomas Aquinas. He wrote his great Summa theologiae, or summary of theology, to fill the need for a thorough survey of Christian teaching. Unfortunately, the Summa theologiae is thousands of pages and can be ...
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Overview

There comes a time in the life of every Christian when he or she desires to go deeper in his or her walk with God. For many, this task can seem daunting.

Enter St. Thomas Aquinas. He wrote his great Summa theologiae, or summary of theology, to fill the need for a thorough survey of Christian teaching. Unfortunately, the Summa theologiae is thousands of pages and can be intimidating to the beginner.

Now Frederick Bauerschmidt has come to the rescue. Holy Teaching presents key parts of the Summa theologiae, which are explained by Bauerschmidt. These selections will encourage students, pastors, and interested laypeople to spend quality time in the company of a great Christian teacher.
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Perhaps only St. Paul and St. Augustine have had a greater shaping influence on Christianity than St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), yet, of these, Aquinas is least known to the broader reading public. Bauerschmidt (theology, Loyola Coll., MD) here attempts to shape and present the essentials of Aquinas's greatest work, the Summa Theologiae. He does not so much paraphrase Aquinas's carefully logical statements about the Christian faith as to annotate them extensively. Many readers will benefit from Bauerschmidt's efforts, which approach both Aquinas and the reader with respect. For most collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441237972
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,108,723
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt (Ph.D., Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Why the Mystics Matter and Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ.
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Table of Contents

Prologue to the Summa theologiae 27
The first part
Question 1 The nature of holy teaching 31
Question 2 The existence of God 45
Question 3 The simplicity of God 57
Question 12 Knowledge of God 61
Question 13 The names of God 66
Question 27 The procession of the divine persons 73
Question 29 The divine persons 80
Question 32 Knowledge of the trinity 86
Question 36 The person of the holy spirit 93
Question 45 The way in which things come forth from the fist principle 101
The first half of the second part
Question 3 What is happiness? 109
Question 4 Those things that are required for happiness 112
Question 5 The attainment of happiness 116
Question 91 The various kinds of law 119
Question 109 The necessity of grace 122
The second half of the second part
Question 2 The act of faith 133
Question 17 Hope 145
Question 19 The gift of fear 148
Question 23 Charity 152
Question 174 Different kinds of prophecy 156
The third part
Question 1 The fittingness of the incarnation 163
Question 2 The mode of union of the word incarnate 176
Question 8 The grace of Christ, as he is the head of the church 182
Question 9 Christ's knowledge in general 187
Question 16 What is fittingly said of Christ 192
Question 17 Christ's unity with regard to his existence 198
Question 27 The sanctification of the blessed virgin 204
Question 40 Christ's way of living 209
Question 42 Christ's teaching 219
Question 46 The suffering of Christ 223
Question 47 The efficient cause of Christ's suffering 237
Question 48 What Christ's suffering did 240
Question 53 Christ's resurrection 245
Question 59 Christ's power as judge 249
Question 61 The need for the sacraments 253
Question 62 The sacraments' principle effect, which is grace 258
Question 63 The other effect of the sacraments, which is a seal 263
Question 65 The number of the sacraments 267
Question 66 The sacrament of Baptism 274
Question 68 Those who receive baptism 278
Question 75 The conversion of the bread and wine 285
Question 80 Receiving the Eucharist 297
Question 83 The rite of this sacrament 302
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