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Summa contra gentiles. Book 4, Salvation

Author: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; C J O'Neil
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; C J O'Neil
ISBN: 9780268074951 026807495X
OCLC Number: 966762313
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 (360 pages))
Other Titles: Summa contra gentiles.
Responsibility: Saint Thomas Aquinas ; translated, with an introduction and notes by Charles J. O'Neil.

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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 that 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 that faith professes and reason investigates, and the consideration of the truth that 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 the skeptic. In the fourth book of the Summa St. Thomas appeals to the authority of the Sacred Scripture for those divine truths that surpass the capacity of reason. The present volume is a study of what God has revealed through scripture, specifically the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the end of the world. Book 1 of the Summa deals with God; Book 2, Creation; and Book 3, Providence.

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