Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary

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Oxford University Press, Jun 18, 2014 - Philosophy - 464 pages
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Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers the impact Aquinas's best-known work has exerted since its first appearance, and why it is still studied today. Intended for students and general readers interested in medieval philosophy and theology, Davies's study is a solid and reflective introduction both to the Summa Theologiae and to Aquinas in general.
 

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Contents

Setting the Summa Theologiae
3
Sacred Teaching 1a1
18
Knowing That God Exists 1a12
29
The Divine Nature Part 1 1a313
51
The Divine Nature Part 2 1a1426
72
The Divine Trinity 1a2743
95
Creation Good and Evil 1a4449
109
Angels and the Days of Creation 1a5074
119
Faith Hope and Charity 2a2ae146
230
Prudence Justice and Injustice 2a2ae4779
247
Religion and Other Matters to Do with Justice 2a2ae80122
258
Courage and Temperance 2a2ae123170
269
Freely Given Graces Kinds Of Life and States Of Life 2a2ae171189
283
God Incarnate 3a126
291
The Life Death Resurrection and Ascension of Christ 3a2759
309
The Sacraments of the Christian Church 3a6090
324

Human Beings and Divine Government 1a75119
126
Happiness Human Action and Morality 1a2ae 121
154
Emotions 1a2ae2248
170
Dispositions Virtues Gifts Beatitudes and Fruits 1a2ae4970
188
Sin 1a2ae7185
202
Law Old Law New Law And Grace 1a2ae90114
212
Epilogue
346
Appendix
359
Notes
361
Bibliography
429
Index
439
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Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and Honorary Professor at Australian Catholic University. He has published numerous books on Aquinas, including Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil (OUP 2011).

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