The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles I

The Metaphysics of Theism: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa Contra Gentiles I

by Norman Kretzmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 019924653X

ISBN-13: 9780199246533

Pub. Date: 02/07/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Metaphysics of Theism is the definitive study of the natural theology of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of medieval philosophers, written by one of the world's most eminent scholars of medieval thought. Natural theology is the investigation by analysis and rational argument of fundamental questions about reality, considered in relation to God. Professor Kretzmann

Overview

The Metaphysics of Theism is the definitive study of the natural theology of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of medieval philosophers, written by one of the world's most eminent scholars of medieval thought. Natural theology is the investigation by analysis and rational argument of fundamental questions about reality, considered in relation to God. Professor Kretzmann shows the continuing value of Aquinas's doctrines to the philosophical enterprise today; he argues that natural theology offers the only route by which philosophers can, as philosophers, approach theological propositions, and that the one presented in this book is the best available natural theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199246533
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/07/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Theology from the bottom up
2. The God of the self-movers
3. The existence of alpha
4. From independence to perfection
5. From perfection to infinity
6. Intellect
7. Will
8. Joy, love, and liberality
Appendix 1: Chronology of Aquinas's life and works
Appendix 2: Pera (Marietti) edition and Pegis translation
References, index locorum, general index

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