Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: Jean-Pierre Torrell

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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Highly acclaimed as the most reliable, thorough, and accessible introduction to Thomas Aquinas, this first volume in Jean-Pierre Torrell's set of books on the great Dominican theologian has been revised to include a new appendix. The appendix consists of additions to the text, the catalog of Aquinas's works, and the chronology. Each item in the appendix is called out in the original part of the book with an asterisk in the margin. "This is the introduction to Thomas: presenting all the known facts of his life and work, tracing the themes of his writing out of his juvenilia, and following the influence of his thought in the years immediately after his death."--First Things "The most up-to-date biography available."--Choice

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God

Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God

Author: Joseph Owens

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873954017

Category: Religion

Page: 291

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This book puts before the reader a succinct and philosophically valid interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas' arguments for the existence of God by a modern, historically grounded interpreter of his thought. Father Joseph Owens is well known for the exacting care with which he prepares his articles and the solid scholarly apparatus with which he supports them. His knowledge of Greek, Latin, Aristotelian, as well as the Thomistic corpus is profound, and he is conversant with the various interpretative traditions within Aristotelianism and Thomism in ancient, medieval, and modern times in their appropriate languages. This volume will challenge the reader, yet it includes everything to help comprehend the position of St. Thomas Aquinas on this central issue.

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: Stephen L. Brock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625646637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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If Saint Thomas Aquinas was a great theologian, it is in no small part because he was a great philosopher. And he was a great philosopher because he was a great metaphysician. In the twentieth century, metaphysics was not much in vogue, among either theologians or even philosophers; but now it is making a comeback, and once the contours of Thomas's metaphysical vision are glimpsed, it looks like anything but a museum piece. It only needs some dusting off. Many are studying Thomas now for the answers that he might be able to give to current questions, but he is perhaps even more interesting for the questions that he can raise regarding current answers: about the physical world, about human life and knowledge, and (needless to say) about God. This book is aimed at helping those who are not experts in medieval thought to begin to enter into Thomas's philosophical point of view. Along the way, it brings out some aspects of his thought that are not often emphasized in the current literature, and it offers a reading of his teaching on the divine nature that goes rather against the drift of some prominent recent interpretations.

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.

St Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas

Author: Vivian Boland OP

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441151483

Category: Education

Page: 256

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It may be surprising that the thought of a medieval theologian still informs many areas of intellectual debate, but there continues to be lively interest in the work of Thomas Aquinas. He considers the most radical questions for our thinking about education: what is a human being? what does it mean to learn? what does it mean to teach? what does it mean to know, to understand, and to search for the truth? In this text, Vivian Boland offers a short biography of Aquinas focused on his personal experiences as a student and teacher. The book then provides a critical exposition of the texts in which Aquinas develops his views about education and includes a short account of the reception and influence of his thinking. Finally, it considers in some detail the most significant points of contact between Aquinas's educational thought and current concerns – his conviction about the goodness of the world, his holistic understanding of human experience and his contributions to virtue theory – and highlights the continuing relevance and influence of this work and thinking within educational philosophy today.

The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191520440

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Thomas Aquinas was one of the greatest Western philosphers and one of the greatest theologians of the Christian church. In this book we at last have a modern, comprehensive presentation of the total thought of Aquinas. Books on Aquinas invariably deal with either his philosophy or his theology. But Aquinas himself made no arbitrary division between his philosophical and his theological thought, and this book allows readers to see him as a whole. It introduces the full range of Aquinas' thinking; and it relates his thinking to writers both earlier and later than Aquinas himself.

Thomas Aquinas on the Jews

Thomas Aquinas on the Jews

Author: Steven C. Boguslawski

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809142330

Category: Religion

Page: 145

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Steven Boguslawski maintains in this provocative book that Thomas Aquinas in his Commentary on Romans uses predestination and election as hermeneutical keys to understand Romans 9-11 and to sustain a positive theological view of the Jewish people. Thomas' positions in the Summa Theologiae on significant policy questions of his time regarding the Jews are set against the socio-historical context in which Thomas wrote. He integrates predestination and election, as treated in the Summa, with their use in the Commentary on Romans. Then he draws a comparison between Thomas's position and that of Augustine. In conclusion he asserts that Thomas's way of reading Romans 9-11 not only corrects and develops the received tradition but also sustains a positive theology of Judaism.

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law

Author: J. Budziszewski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107029392

Category: Law

Page: 520

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Natural moral law stands at the center of Western ethics and jurisprudence and plays a leading role in interreligious dialogue. Although the greatest source of the classical natural law tradition is Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law, the Treatise is notoriously difficult, especially for nonspecialists. J. Budziszewski has made this formidable work luminous. This book - the first classically styled, line-by-line commentary on the Treatise in centuries - reaches out to philosophers, theologians, social scientists, students, and general readers alike. Budziszewski shows how the Treatise facilitates a dialogue between author and reader. Explaining and expanding upon the text in light of modern philosophical developments, he expounds this work of the great thinker not by diminishing his reasoning, but by amplifying it.

Every Good Path

Every Good Path

Author: Andrew Errington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567687722

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Andrew Errington brings the book of Proverbs into discussion with two significant accounts of the nature and foundation of practical reason in Christian ethics: those of Thomas Aquinas and Oliver O'Donovan. Aiming to move towards a framework for understanding Christian moral reasoning, this book develops a significant critique of aspects of Aquinas's thought and provides a major engagement with O'Donovan's moral theology. Errington argues that the way the Book of Proverbs conceives of wisdom presents an important challenge to the Western theological and philosophical tradition. Instead of a perfection of theoretical knowledge, wisdom in Proverbs is a practical knowledge of how to act well, grounded in the reality of the world God has made. Discussing the complexities of practical reason, moral reasoning in Aquinas, world order and deliberation in the work of O'Donovan, and the place of created order in Christian Ethics, this volume is invaluable for scholars and general readers in reconfiguring moral theology.