Aquinas' Summa Theologica: (God, Part I)

Aquinas' Summa Theologica: (God, Part I)

by David Mills Daniel

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Aquinas' Summa Theologica: (God, Part I) by David Mills Daniel

Aquinas' "Summa Theologica" is his most famous work. It was intended as a manual for beginners as a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time and consists of a summary of the reasonings for almost all points of the Catholic faith. It is the fullest presentation of his views and covers the widest range of subjects - reason, sin, just war to name but a few - in detailed philosophical language. He worked on it from 1265 until the end of his life in March 1274. When he died, he had reached Question ninety of Part III, on the subject of penance. The work is in three parts, dealing firstly with questions of God, then in part II with man's striving for the highest end, and in the third part with Christ and the union between human and divine. Each part is structured as a series of questions and assertions and relies heavily upon key thinkers and writers at that time, including Aristotle, St Augustine, Dionysius and Rabbi Moses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780334040354
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Series: SCM Briefly Series
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Context     1
Who was Thomas Aquinas?     1
What is the Summa Theologica?     2
Some Issues to Consider     11
Suggestions for Further Reading     13
Detailed Summary of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica     14
God (Part I)
The Nature and Domain of Sacred Doctrine
First Article: Whether, Besides the Philosophical Disciplines, Any Further Doctrine Is Required?     14
The Existence of God
First Article: Whether the Existence of God Is Self-Evident?     15
Second Article: Whether It Can Be Demonstrated that God Exists?     17
Third Article: Whether God Exists?     18
On the Simplicity of God
First Article: Whether God Has a Body?     21
The Perfection of God
First Article: Whether God Is Perfect?     23
The Goodness of God
First Article: Whether to Be Good Belongs to God?     24
Second Article: Whether God Is the Highest Good?     25
Fourth Article: Whether all Things Are Good by the Divine Goodness?     26
The Infinity of God
First Article: Whether God Is Infinite?     27
The Immutability of God
First Article: Whether God Is Altogether Immutable?     28
The Eternity of God
Second Article: Whether God Is Eternal?     29
HowGod Is Known by Us
First Article: Whether Any Created Intellect Can See the Essence of God?     30
Twelfth Article: Whether God Can Be Known in this Life by Natural Reason?     32
Thirteenth Article: Whether by Grace a Higher Knowledge of God Can Be Obtained than by Natural Reason?     33
The Names of God
First Article: Whether a Name Can Be Given to God?     34
Second Article: Whether Any Name Can Be Applied to God Substantially?     35
Third Article: Whether Any Name Can Be Applied to God Properly?     37
Fourth Article: Whether Names Applied to God Are Synonymous?     39
Fifth Article: Whether what Is Said of God and of Creatures Is Univocally Predicated of Them?     40
Sixth Article: Whether Names Predicated of God Are Predicated Primarily of Creatures?     42
Twelfth Article: Whether Affirmative Propositions Can Be Formed About God?     43
The Power of God
Second Article: Whether the Power of God Is Infinite?     44
Third Article: Whether God Is Omnipotent?     45
Fifth Article: Whether God Can Do what He Does not?     48
Overview     50
Glossary     77

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