This book introduces Thomas Aquinas's moral, economic, and political thought, differentiating between philosophy (justice) and theology (charity) within each of the three branches of Aquinas's theory of human living. It shows how Aquinas's thought offers an integrated vision for Christian participation in the world, equipping readers to apply their faith to the complex moral, economic, and political problems of contemporary society. Written in an accessible style by an experienced educator, the book is well-suited for use in a variety of undergraduate courses and provides a foundation for understanding Catholic social teaching.
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About the Author
Michael P. Krom (PhD, Emory University) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he serves as director of Benedictine Leadership Studies and director of the Faith and Reason Summer Program.
Table of Contents
ContentsChapter GuideIntroductionPart 1: Moral Theory1. The Natural Desire for Happiness (Moral Philosophy)2. Grace and Perfect Happiness (Moral Theology)Part 2: Economic Theory3. The Goods of the Earth and the Good Life (Economic Philosophy)4. The Goods of the Earth and Perfect Happiness (Economic Theology)Part 3: Political Theory5. The Common Good in the Earthly City (Political Philosophy)6. The Twofold Citizenship of the Christian Wayfarer (Political Theology)Part 4: The Perennial Teaching of the Angelic Doctor7. Aquinas's Moral, Economic, and Political Theory TodayPostscriptAppendix: Schema of the VirtuesIndex