Contemplating Aquinas: On the Varieties of Interpretation

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Fergus Kerr
SCM, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 286 pages
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The book aims to highlight the great and fruitful variety of interpretations of Aquinas' work that have begun to develop over the last twenty years. Much of this renewal of scholarship has been conducted by specialists, and communicated only amongst them. Contemplating Aquinas aims to provide a more general scholarly English readership with access to a far greater variety of approaches to Aquinas than they will have been so far accustomed, as a way of expanding and developing the reception of the contemporary reading of Aquinas. The book does not aim to give a coherent or exhaustive picture of current Aquinas scholarship, neither to be a reader for, nor provide a history of, Thomism. What it will do is introduce readers to widely differing (often starkly contrasting) readings of Aquinas, and provide a context and an invitation to go deeper into the scholarship from which each chapter emerges. "These rich and varied readings of Aquinas scholarship can themselves be profitably read in many ways and by different audiences." Robert Masson, Marquette University, Milwaukee

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The Summas Reform of Moral Teaching and Its Failures
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Fergus Kerr, a member of the Order of Preachers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, holds an honorary fellowship in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. He is the editor of "New Blackfriars," the periodical of the English Dominicans. His previous publications include "After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism ("Blackwell, 2002).

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