Aquinas's Summa Theologiae (Critical Essays on the Classics by Brian Davies,Leonard Boyle,Victor White,John Wippel,Peter

By Brian Davies,Leonard Boyle,Victor White,John Wippel,Peter Geach,Robert Pasnau,Anthony Kenny,Herbert McCabe,Eleonore Stump,Bonnie Kent,Fergus Kerr

Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was once at first a Christian theologian. but he was once additionally one of many maximum philosophers of the center a while. Drawing on classical authors, and incorporating rules from Jewish and Arab resources, he got here to supply a rounded and lasting account of the starting place of the universe and of the issues to be came upon inside it, particularly people. Aquinas wrote many works, yet his maximum fulfillment is certainly the Summa Theologiae. This provides his such a lot mature considering and is the simplest advent to his philosophical (and theological) rules. Few secondary books on Aquinas concentration completely at the Summa, however the current quantity does simply that. together with paintings by means of the very best Aquinas students of the final part decade, it presents an exceptional advent to 1 of the landmarks of western thinking.

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