Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - Religion - 640 pages
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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."
 

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Contents

SECOND PART OF THE SECOND PART QQ TT48 i Of Faith
1163
Of the Act of Faith
1173
Of the Outward Act of Faith
1182
Of the Virtue Itself of Faith
1183
Of Those Who Have Faith
1191
Of the Cause of Faith
1195
Of the Effects of Faith
1196
Of the Gift of Understanding
1198
Of Vices Opposed to Prudence by Way of Resemblance
1415
Of the Precepts Relating to Pru dence
1421
Of Right
1425
Of Justice
1428
Of Injustice
1437
Of Judgment
1440
Of the Parts of Justice
1445
Of Restitution
1449

Of the Gift of Knowledge
1204
Of Unbelief in General
1207
Of Heresy
1218
Of Apostasy
1222
Of the Sin of Blasphemy in General
1224
Of Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost
1227
Of the Vices Opposed to Knowl edge and Understanding
1231
Of the Precepts of Faith Knowl edge and Understanding
1234
Of Hope Considered in Itself
1237
Of the Subject of Hope
1241
Of the Gift of Fear
1244
Of Despair
1253
Of Presumption
1256
Of the Precepts Relating to Hope and Fear
1259
Of Charity Considered in Itself
1263
Of the Subject of Charity
1269
IS Of the Object of Charity
1280
Of the Order of Charity
1289
Of the Principal Act of Charity Which Is to Love
1299
Of Joy
1305
Of Peace
1308
Of Mercy
1311
Of Beneficence
1314
Of Almsdeeds
1318
Of Fraternal Correction
1327
Of Hatred
1335
Of Sloth
1339
Of Envy
1342
Of Discord Which Is Contrary to Peace
1346
Of Contention
1348
Of Schism
1349
Of War
1353
Of Strife
1357
Of Sedition 59
1359
Of Scandal
1360
Of the Precepts of Charity
1367
91
1369
Of the Gift of Wisdom
1373
Of Folly Which Is Opposed to Wisdom
1378
Of Prudence Considered in Itself
1383
101
1390
Of the Parts of Prudence
1393
Of Each Quasiintegral Part of Prudence
1395
Of the Virtues Which Are Con nected with Prudence
1403
Of the Gift of Counsel
1406
Of Imprudence
1409
Of Negligence
1413
103
1451
Of Respect of Persons
1456
Of Murder
1459
Of Injuries Committed on the Person
1466
Of Theft and Robbery
1470
Of the Injustice of a Judge in Judging
1476
Of Matters Concerning Unjust Ac cusation
1480
Of Sins Committed Against Justice on the Part of the Defendant
1483
Of Injustice with Regard to the Person of the Witness
1487
Of Injustice in Judgment on the Part of Counsel
1490
Of Reviling
1494
Of Backbiting
1497
Of TaleBearing
1501
Of Derision
1502
Of Cursing
1504
Of Cheating Which is Committed
1507
in Buying and Selling jsn?
1508
Of the Sin of Usury
1512
Of the Quasiintegral Parts of Justice
1517
Of the Potential Parts of Justice
1520
105
1521
Of Religion
1522
Of Devotion
1528
Of Prayer
1531
115
1533
Of Adoration
1547
Of Sacrifice
1548
117
1550
Of Oblations and Firstfruits
1551
Way of Adjuration
1581
due Worship of the True God
1587
On Simony I7
1617
self and of Its Parts
1629
Called Affability
1670
TREATISE ON FORTITUDE
1703
Of Martyrdom
1710
Of Fearlessness
1717
Of Presumption
1730
Of Pusillanimity
1737
Of Patience
1744
Of the Vices Opposed to Per
1751
Of Temperance
1759
Of the Vices Opposed to Tem
1765
Of Shamefacedness
1771
Of Abstinence
1778
Of Gluttony
1787
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Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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