Thomas Aquinas by Thomas Aquinas
Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)

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In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology.


Preoccupied with the relationship between faith and reason, he was influenced both by Aristotle's rational world view and by the powerful belief that wisdom and truth can ultimately only be reached through divine revelation. Thomas's writings, which contain highly influential statements of fundamental Christian doctrine, as well as observations on topics as diverse as political science, anti-Semitism and heresy, demonstrate the great range of his intellect and place him firmly among the greatest medieval philosophers.

 

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Published June 25, 1998 by Penguin. 880 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Moreover, modern Christian art — Grünewald’s Crucifixion, for example, and numerous paintings of El Greco — had already demonstrated the pedagogical power of what we might otherwise term disfigurement.

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Tom Dillon once described the major Catholic universities in America as “large ships adrift in the wrong direction and particularly difficult to turn around.” It seems clear that, at least in the short term, the future of vibrant Catholic intellectual life in America will be in the smaller libera...

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Five of these (Quod- libets 7 through 1 1) date from his first Parisian teaching period as a Master (1256- 1259), and the others, Quodlibets 1 through 6 and Quodlibet 1~, date from his second Parisian regency (1269-1~72).

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Father Wippel traces the development, over thirty years and in many works, of Gilson's notions of "Christian philosophy," which seem, finally, to come to this: Chris- tian philosophy is any "use the Christian makes of philosophy in either philosophy or theology insofar as he joins religious faith...

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rather, Thomas views the Psalter as Christ's prayer book, in which Christ in his human nature sets an inspired example of prayer that people can choose to follow by making Christ's prayer their own.

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There are two further reductive moves that Aquinas makes: the political theory based on the moral theory, and jurisprudence—where a theory of punishment comes to the fore—based upon the political theory.

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