The Ethics of Aquinas

Author: Stephen J. Pope

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878408887

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.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: Jean-Pierre Torrell

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813214238

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

Author: Joseph Owens

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873954013

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 8634


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.

Aquinas on God

Author: Rudi A. te Velde

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754607557

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Aquinas on God presents an accessible exploration of Thomas Aquinas' conception of God. Focusing on the Summa theologiae - the work containing Aquinas' most systematic and complete exposition of the Christian doctrine of God - Rudi te Velde acquaints the reader with Aquinas' theological understanding of God and the metaphysical principles and propositions that underlie his project. Readers interested in Aquinas, historical theology, metaphysics and metaphysical discourse on God in the Christian tradition will find this new contribution to the studies of Aquinas invaluable.

Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good

Author: Susanne M. DeCrane

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589012417

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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To dismiss the work of philosophers and theologians of the past because of their limited perceptions of the whole of humankind is tantamount to tossing the tot out with the tub water. Such is the case when feminist scholars of religion and ethics confront Thomas Aquinas, whose views of women can only be described as misogynistic. Rather than dispense with him, Susanne DeCrane seeks to engage Aquinas and reflect his otherwise compelling thought through the prism of feminist theology, hermeneutics, and ethics. Focusing on one of Aquinas's great intellectual contributions, the fundamental notion of "the common good"—in short, the human will toward peace and justice—DeCrane demonstrates the currency of that notion through a contemporary social issue: women's health care in the United States and, specifically, black women and breast cancer. In her skillful re-engagement with Aquinas, DeCrane shows that certain aspects of religious traditions heretofore understood as oppressive to women and minority groups can actually be parsed, "retrieved," and used to rectify social ills. Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Good is a bold and intellectually rigorous feminist retrieval of an important text by a Catholic scholar seeking to remain in the tradition, while demanding that the tradition live up to its emphasis on human equity and justice.

Aquinas on Scripture

Author: Thomas Gerard Weinandy,Daniel A. Keating,John Yocum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567084743

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 9143


This text evaluates the biblical commentaries of St Thomas Aquinas for the modern age with each commentary examined by an expert. Each chapter focuses on the two or three major themes of its particular commentary and also relates the themes of the commentaries to Aquinas' 'Summa Contra Gentiles' and especially to his 'Suma Theologica'.

The Essential Aquinas

Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Thomas Aquinas,John Y. B. Hood

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275978181

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Provides a substantial selection and new translation of texts from the full range of Aquinas' writings.

Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Peter S. Eardley,Carl N. Still

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826498809

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

View: 4522


A student's guide to the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas, the most widely read and studied medieval thinker.