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Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography

Author: Bernard McGinn
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, the Summa was conceived by Aquinas as an instructional guide for teachers and novices and a compendium of all the approved teachings of the Catholic Church. It synthesizes an astonishing  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, de Aquino
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard McGinn
ISBN: 9780691154268 0691154260
OCLC Number: 861542567
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The world that made Thomas Aquinas --
Creating the Summa theologiae --
A tour of the Summa theologiae --
The tides of Thomism, 1275-1850 --
The rise and fall of Neothomism.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: Bernard McGinn.

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Tells the story of the important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a place in Western religion and philosophy. This book synthesizes an  Read more...

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Honorable Mention, 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Award, History Category "Introductions to Aquinas abound, but few manage so succinctly to introduce the reader not only to the person and his Read more...

 
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