Thomas Aquinas

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Thomas Aquinas is widely recognized as one of the greatest of all Christian thinkers, referred to by Pope Pius V as "the most brilliant light of the Church." The book is a clear and engaging introduction to Aquinas.Series editor Brian Davies reviews Aquinas' life from the point at which he joined the Dominicans through his tutelage under Albert the Great in Cologne to his death in the Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova. Through exploration of the key questions posed by Aquinas in his voluminous writings, such as "What...

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Overview

Thomas Aquinas is widely recognized as one of the greatest of all Christian thinkers, referred to by Pope Pius V as "the most brilliant light of the Church." The book is a clear and engaging introduction to Aquinas.Series editor Brian Davies reviews Aquinas' life from the point at which he joined the Dominicans through his tutelage under Albert the Great in Cologne to his death in the Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova. Through exploration of the key questions posed by Aquinas in his voluminous writings, such as "What is God like?" and "What should people do?", Davies surveys the thinker's many themes.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780826450845
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/27/2002
  • Series: Outstanding Christian Thinkers
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York, USA. His publications include An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2003) and The Thought of Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 1992).

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Table of Contents

Editorial Foreword vii
Preface ix
Bibliography xi
Abbreviations xxiii
1 Introducing Aquinas 1
2 The Cast of a Mind 9
3 Building-Blocks 15
4 Being and Existence 23
5 Approaches to God 31
6 Ways to God 38
7 The Being of God 54
8 God-Talk 62
9 Creature and Creator 72
10 The Doing of God 80
11 Lower than the Angels 88
12 The Acting Person 96
13 The Free Human Creature 105
14 God and Goodness 113
15 The Problem of Evil 122
16 Father, Son, and Spirit 132
17 God Incarnate 140
18 Nature Enabled 150
19 Faith, Hope, and Charity 158
20 Prayer and Sacraments 170
21 Aquinas's Achievement 181
Chronological List of Aquinas's Writings 193
Index 196
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