The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author: Brock Stephen L

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905791

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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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 eithertheologians 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 emphasised 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.
The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Brock Stephen L
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-29 - Publisher: ISD LLC

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 eithertheologians or even philosophers; but now it
Saint Thomas Aquinas: The person and his work
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: Jean-Pierre Torrell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: CUA Press

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
Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Joseph Owens
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

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
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Raissa Maritain
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

Because he was big and strong and sometimes slow to speak, Thomas Aquinas's schoolmates called him the Dumb Ox. Not long afterward, he came to be called Doctor (which means "teacher") because he could actually understand complicated things quickly and explain them well. Which is what he loved to do,
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: G. K. Chesterton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-05 - Publisher: e-artnow

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest. He was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. In Chesterton's portrayal Saint Thomas is mysterious man who was born in rich family, but despite that, decided to live a humble life of