Summa Theologica
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Summa Theologica

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by St. Thomas Aquinas, Fathers of the English Dominican Province
     
 

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In one volume-a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas's masterwork, in refreshingly non-technical modern English with modern chapter and paragraph format.

Now, for the first time, the whole of Thomas's work is available in a concisely distilled translation, a form that will appeal both to professional students of theology and to interested general readers.

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In one volume-a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas's masterwork, in refreshingly non-technical modern English with modern chapter and paragraph format.

Now, for the first time, the whole of Thomas's work is available in a concisely distilled translation, a form that will appeal both to professional students of theology and to interested general readers.

"A remarkable achievement characterized by three qualities: concision (The Summa is here reduced to about one-sixth of its original length), the avoidance as far as possible of technical language, and modern format (chapters and sections in place of the cumbersome and space-consuming quaestio format actually used by Aquinas)....McDermott, fortunately, has the gift of language; his translation, an uncanny combination of innovative felicitousness and of accuracy, will make even Thomistic oldtimers read the Summa in a fresh and creative way.... This is an excellent and outstanding piece of work, greatly and wholeheartedly recommended as the best way in English to begin and maintain an interest in and respect for the mature thought of Thomas Aquinas" (Adris Newsletter, Fordham University).

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ISBN-13:
9780870610707
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Summa Theologica (Part 1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My feelings on this book are mixed. It does a good job of condensing the Summa, but be warned that it ends where Aquinas stopped writing. The full Summa has 4 books. The remainder were finished by Br. Reginald, who was Aquinas' scribe. Aquinas did not write his own books but dictated them to Reginald, so he has a better idea than anyone has to how Aquinas would have finished the Summa.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ Explainations for the story Burnt Sienna at 'cit' res. ] <p> The number names: <br> At birth, each person is given a number. 14 was one of the first, thus getting the name Fourteen. <p> Days: <br> Day 1315144125 = Monday <br> Day 20215194125 = Tuesday <br> Day 2354145194125 = Wednesday <br> Day 2082118194125 = Thursday <br> Day 61894125 = Friday <br> Day 1912021184125 = Saturday <br> Day 1921144125 = Sunday <p> Weeks: <br> Week 15145 = Week One <br> Week 202315 = Week Two <br> Week 2081855 = Week Three <br> Week 6152118 = Week Four <p> Months: <br> Month 101142111825 = January <br> Month 652182111825 = February <br> Month 1311838 = March <br> Month 11618912 = April <br> Month 13125 = May <br> Month 1021145 = June <br> Month 10211225 = July <br> Month 1217211920 = August <br> Month 19516205132518 = Semptember <br> Month 15320152518 = October <br> Month 1415225132518 = November <br> Month 4535132518 = December <p> [ Continued next res. ]