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Guide to Thomas Aquinas.

Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: [New York] Pantheon Books [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is closer to the spoken than to the written language. It is based on a series of university lectures given before collective student bodies. Its purpose and scope are precisely what the title suggests: to serve as a guide and introduction.
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Pieper, Josef, 1904-1997.
Guide to Thomas Aquinas.
[New York] Pantheon Books [1962]
(OCoLC)610276837
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas (von Aquin)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Pieper
OCLC Number: 823700
Description: 181 pages 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
What is known concerning Thomas' education --
The voluntary poverty movement and the beginnings of the Dominican order --Peter of Hibernia, a new type --
What the quotation means --
both for us today and for Thomas --
Paris : the purest embodiment of the idea of a university --
Beginnings of the written works --
Possible reason for the degeneration of public discussion today : the lack of proper models --
The Summa theologica as reflection of events --
Sobriety the expression of extreme receptivity to reality --
The keystone of the Christian west : acceptance of the world along with a receptivity to the supramundane call --
The role of philosophizing and the role of theologizing in Thomas --
Immunization against false claims of finality.
Other Titles: Hinführung zu Thomas von Aquin.
Responsibility: Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston.

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This book is closer to the spoken than to the written language. It is based on a series of university lectures given before collective student bodies. Its purpose and scope are precisely what the title suggests: to serve as a guide and introduction.

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