Saint Thomas Aquinas: the person and his work, Volume 1

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CUA Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 439 pages
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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

 

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Contents

Disciple of Albertus Magnus 12451252
18
First Teaching Years in Paris 12521256
36
Magister in Sacra Pagina 12561259
54
Defender of Mendicant Religious Life
75
The Summa contra Gentiles
96
The Stay in Orvieto 12611265
117
The Beginning of the Summa
142
The Other Writings from the Roman Period
160
Consultations and Diverse Works
212
The Commentator on Aristotle
224
Naples 12721273
247
The Last Months and Death
267
Cult Process Disputes
296
The Canonization in Avignon
317
Brief Chronology
327
Abbreviations
362

Doctrinal Confrontations
179
The Second Period of Teaching at Paris 12681272
197
This
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About the author (2005)

Jean-Pierre Torrell, OP, is professor emeritus of theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. A specialist in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, he has published numerous works on theology and spirituality.

Robert Royal is the president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington DC and editor of the online column series The Catholic Thing. He is the author, editor, and translator of more than a dozen books, and he writes and speaks frequently on questions of culture, religion, and public life. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications in the United States and abroad.

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