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Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica Edited and Explained for Beginners
     

Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica Edited and Explained for Beginners

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by Peter Kreeft, Saint Thomas Aquinas
 

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ISBN-10: 089870300X

ISBN-13: 9780898703009

Pub. Date: 10/28/1990

Publisher: Ignatius Press

Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. His major work, the

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Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. His major work, the Summa Theologica, is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages.

This unique book combines selected essential philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and explanations by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. Kreeft selected those passages from Thomas that are intrinsically important, non-technical enough to be intelligible to modern readers, and most likely to be used in a class or by independent readers who want to study the Summa on their own. Kreeft's detailed footnotes explain difficult or technical passages and call attention to points of particular significance for the modern reader. This book is the most intelligent, clear, and useful access to Saint Thomas in print. Includes a glossary and an index.

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ISBN-13:
9780898703009
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Pages:
539
Sales rank:
180,156
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.28(d)

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Not to say a mean and vindictive old coward. The Blessed Saint Thomas Aquinas said, ¿that the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell.¿ Is that the famous Christian charity? Or is it a kind of sadism? Aquinas also said that all heretics deserve to die, which equates to advocating the murder of billions of people. Is that charity or loving-kindness? No wonder religion is itself dying out.