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Summa contra gentiles. Book 1, God

Author: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Anton C Pegis
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 1975.
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The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but also a creative and even revolutionary work of Christian apologetics composed at the precise moment when Christian thought needed to be intellectually creative in order to master and assimilate the intelligence and wisdom of the Greeks and the Arabs. In the Summa, Aquinas works to save and purify  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 75019883
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Anton C Pegis
ISBN: 9780268045524 0268045526
OCLC Number: 966824895
Notes: Reprint of the edition published by Hanover House, Garden City, N.Y., under title: On the truth of the Catholic faith.
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (317 pages))
Contents: General introduction --
I. St. Thomas and his writings --
II. Aristotelianism and the occasion of the Summa contra gentiles --
III. The plan of the Summa contra gentiles --
Summa contra gentiles, Book one : God --
I, The Christian God --
II. The present translation.
Other Titles: Summa contra gentiles.
Responsibility: Saint Thomas Aquinas ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Anton C. Pegis.

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The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but also a creative and even revolutionary work of Christian apologetics composed at the precise moment when Christian thought needed to be intellectually creative in order to master and assimilate the intelligence and wisdom of the Greeks and the Arabs. In the Summa, Aquinas works to save and purify the thought of the Greeks and the Arabs in the higher light of Christian Revelation, confident than all that had been rational in the ancient philosophers and their followers would become more rational within Christianity. This exposition and defense of divine truth has two main parts: the consideration of that truth which faith professes and reason investigates, and the consideration of the truth which faith professes and reason is not competent to investigate. The exposition of truths accessible to natural reason occupies Aquinas in the first three books of the Summa. His method is to bring forward demonstrative and probable arguments, some of which are drawn from the philosophers to convince skeptics. In the fourth book Aquinas appeals to the authority of Sacred Scripture for those divine truths which surpass the capacity of reason.

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