Rewritten Theology: Aquinas after His Readers / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Responding to the recent upsurge of interest in Thomas Aquinas,this book goes straight to the heart of the contemporary debatesabout Thomism.
- Focuses on the concept of authority, both in terms ofAquinas’s own attitude to authority, and how the Churchauthorities have used Aquinas’s texts.
- Engages with appropriations of Aquinas’s work by a rangeof theologians, from liberal Catholics to the creators of radicalorthodoxy.
- Argues for future readings of Aquinas which are substantiallydifferent from those which have gone before.
About the Author
Mark D. Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. He is the author of Ordering Wisdom: The Hierarchy of Philosophical Discourse in Aquinas (1986), The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1997), The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism (2000) and The Ethics of Sex (Blackwell, 2001).
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Editions.
1 St. Thomas and the Police.
2 The Competition of Authoritative Languages.
3 Imaginary Thomistic Sciences.
4 Thomas’s Alleged Aristotelianism or AristotleAmong the Authorities.
5 The Protreptic of Against the Gentiles.
6 The Summa of Theology as Moral Formation.
7 What the Summa of Theology Teaches.
8 Philosophy in a Summa of Theology.
9 Writing Secrets in a Summa of Theology.
Conclusion: Writing Theology after Thomas and HisReaders.