Treatise on Law: Summa Theologiae, I-II; QQ. 90-97

Treatise on Law: Summa Theologiae, I-II; QQ. 90-97

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by Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Thomas Aquinas
     
 

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St. Thomas's Summa theologiae is often compared to a medieval cathedral because of its sublime construction both as a work of logic and literary architecture.

Here is a mere tip of one of the spires, summarizing the great Saint's views on the nature and structure of law.

Believing that law achieves its results by imposing moral obligations rather than

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St. Thomas's Summa theologiae is often compared to a medieval cathedral because of its sublime construction both as a work of logic and literary architecture.

Here is a mere tip of one of the spires, summarizing the great Saint's views on the nature and structure of law.

Believing that law achieves its results by imposing moral obligations rather than outright force, St. Thomas defines the Christian view of liberty.

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ISBN-13:
9780895267054
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
739,641
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)

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In Treatise on Law, Aquinas lays out his belief that all laws come from some higher power. Moral absolutes lead to moral laws that all should abide by. Using wonderful objections and answers to those objections, Aquinas lays down the ideas of human, natural, divine, and eternal laws and how they relate to one another. This book tries to answer the age-old question of whether laws are objective or subjective. A hard read, but well worth it.