Aquinas for Armchair Theologians

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2002 - Religion - 163 pages
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Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in western civilization. Yet his theological views are complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Timothy Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's life and thought that will make his views clear to nonspecialists. The topics dealt with include God, angels, evil, metaphysics, morality, sex, war, abortion, and politics. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to an all-important theologian.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

  

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This is the second book I read from the series of books “for Armchair Theologians.” I'm beginning to doubt these books are for armchair theologians. For this series, the editors picked a professor of ... Read full review

Contents

Thomas Aquinass Life and Times
1
Humans Angels and God
15
Why Is There Evil? Do Humans Have Free Will? and Other Questions Youre Better Off Not Asking
31
Metaphysics 101 or Why We Are What We Are
51
Law and Morality
63
The Ins and Outs of Sex
77
Just War and Double Effect
95
Abortion the Role of Women and Other Noncontroversial Issues
113
Politics
125
Reading Aquinas
143
Notes
153
Further Reading
159
Index
161
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