The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Willing in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas

The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Willing in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: Kevin E. O'Reilly

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: 9042930330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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This study elicits a concern to show forth those elements in the theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas that can menaingfully engage with those trends in contemporary hermeneutical philosophy and theology that highlight the conditioned nature of human understanding. The main point of reference in this regard os the hermeneutical philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. At the heart of this hermeneutical enterprise is Thomas's construal of the relationship between intellect and will, a relationship that can be described as one of dynamic reciprocity. A dynamic interaction between intellect and will obtains in both their natural and graced operations. Hence, the title of this book, The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Willing in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Some might be concerned that the notion of hermeneutics will import the spectre of relativism into Thomas's thought. By guiding the reader through Thomas's doctrine of man as made to the image of the Trinity, his Trinitarian theology, his Christology, and his treatment of grace, the theological virtues of faith and charity, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the author shows how Thomas in fact offers us resources for a theological hermeneutics of objectivity. The criteria for this objectivity, so the author argues, are Trinitarian, Christological, Pneumatological, ecclesial, and Scriptural. It is to be hoped that this book will be read not only by those who have a particular interest in Thomas's theology but also by theologians outside of the Thomistic tradition, particularly those interested in hermeneutics.

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192575609

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Resurrection of Jesus is at the very root of Christian faith; without belief in Jesus Christianity dies. In this thought-provoking work, Matthew Levering defends the credibility of the claim that Jesus rose from the dead. Drawing on the work of N. T. Wright, Levering shows that the historical evidence vindicates this assumption, and reveals that the Gospels were backed by eyewitnesses who were living and telling their stories even during the time of the writing of the Gospels. The author also emphasises the importance of evaluating the Old Testament to validate Jesus' Resurrection. By highlighting the desire—both in the ancient world and now—to make the Resurrection more comprehensible by spiritualizing it, Levering argues that the fact that the disciples themselves did not do this provides a further clue to reliability. Finally, the author addresses the question of why Jesus does not continue to show himself in his glorified flesh after his resurrection, which is often seen as a strong case for scepticism. However, he shows that Jesus' entire mission is predicated upon helping us to avoid cleaving to the present world over God. He is leading us to where he is—the kingdom of God, the beginning of the new creation at the Father's right hand. By developing these arguments for the historical reality of Jesus' Resurrection, this ground-breaking study expertly draws together historical and theological reasons for believing that Jesus' Resurrection happened.

The Ethics of Aquinas

The Ethics of Aquinas

Author: Stephen J. Pope

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 0878408886

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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In this comprehensive anthology, twenty-seven outstanding scholars from North America and Europe address every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas's understanding of morality and comment on his remarkable legacy. The opening chapters of The Ethics of Aquinas introduce readers to the sources, methods, and major themes of Aquinas's ethics. Part II of the book provides an extended discussion of ideas in the Second Part of the Summa Theologiae, in which contributors present cogent interpretations of the structure, major arguments, and themes of each of the treatises. The third and final part examines the legacy of Thomistic ethics for the twentieth century and today. These essays reflect a diverse group of scholars representing a variety of intellectual perspectives. Contributors span numerous fields of study, including intellectual history, medieval studies, moral philosophy, religious ethics, and moral theology. This remarkable variety underscores how interpretations of Thomas's ethics continue to develop and evolve -- and stimulate fervent discussion within the academy and the church. Book jacket.

Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas

Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: Michael Dauphinais

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813214054

Category: Religion

Page: 371

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This volume fits within the contemporary reappropriation of St. Thomas Aquinas, which emphasizes his use of Scripture and the teachings of the church fathers without neglecting his philosophical insight.

The Architecture of the Intelligible Universe in the Philosophy of Plotinus

The Architecture of the Intelligible Universe in the Philosophy of Plotinus

Author: Arthur Hilary Armstrong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107656734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

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This 1940 book assesses how the philosopher Plotinus' hierarchy of reality fits into the wider universal order, and how the historical and philosophical tradition gave rise to Plotinus' own philosophies. The book also supplies a bibliography broken down by topic for those who wish to pursue any aspect of the text in greater depth.

Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, Questions on God

Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, Questions on God

Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521528925

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was one of the greatest of the medieval philosophers. His Summa Theologiae is his most important contribution to Christian theology, and one of the main sources for his philosophy. This volume offers most of the Summa's first 26 questions, including all of those on the existence and nature of God. Based on the 1960 Blackfriars translation, this version has been extensively revised by Brian Davies and also includes an introduction by Brian Leftow which places the questions in their philosophical and historical context. The result is an accessible and up-to-date edition of Aquinas' thoughts on the nature and existence of God, both of which have continuing relevance for the philosophy of religion and Christian theology.

Holy Teaching

Holy Teaching

Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587430350

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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In the Summa theologiae, Aquinas attempts to set forth the whole of Christian theology in summary form. It was written, he says, for "the instruction of beginners," but few Christians today have the time or inclination to reach for the five thick volumes that comprise the standard English-language edition. In Holy Teaching, Frederick Bauerschmidt presents some choice selections from the Summa theologiae, along with commentary that unpacks the selections and places them in context. Holy Teaching is an ideal introduction to the work of Aquinas that will give students, pastors, and interested laypeople a greater appreciation for our common Christian inheritance.

Aquinas on Transubstantiation

Aquinas on Transubstantiation

Author: Reinhard Hutter

Publisher: Thomistic Ressourcement

ISBN: 9780813231778

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 957

"This book reexamines Thomas Aquinas's teaching on Eucharistic transubstantiation, arguing that it is an exercise of sacra doctrina (holy teaching) that intends to demonstrate in theology and support with philosophy the simple idea that "transubstantiation" affirms the truth of Christ's words at the Last Supper. As well as delving into Aquinas's own writings, the author incorporates insights of modern theologians and the recent teachings of the Catholic Church"--