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Anderson, James F. (James Francis) 1910-1981

Overview
Works: 43 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 4,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Apologetic writings  Academic theses  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: BX1749, 189.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James F Anderson
An introduction to the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on man by Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Summa theologica. Includes bibliographical references
Summa contra gentiles by Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 with 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 Sacred Scripture for those divine truths that surpass the capacity of reason."--
St. Augustine and being; a metaphysical essay by James F Anderson( Book )

19 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The properly metaphysical dimension of Augustine's thought has received little special attention among scholars - even "Scholastics." The Thomist metaphysicians - especially we "Anglo-Saxon" ones - receive first honors for being the most neglectful of all. Why? I t is a puzzling phenomenon particularly in the light of the fact (recognized by almost every Thomist) that the very existence of Thomas the theologian is inconceivable apart from his pre-eminent Christian mentor in the intellectual life, the Bishop of Hippo. It is a puzzling phenomenon because, although the Christian metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas is not the Christian metaphysics of Augustine, these metaphysics could not be simply opposed to one another, else the theologies wherein they exercise the indispensable function of vital rational organs would themselves be discordant. But what respectable "Scholas tic" would deny that, in their essential teaching about God and the things of God, the thought of these two masters is remarkably congruent? May I suggest that one of the major reasons for this paradoxical neglect of Augustinian metaphysics on the part of Thomists (above all, in the English-speaking world) is their simplistic assumption that whereas Aquinas was an Aristotelian in phi losophy, Augustine was a Platonist, despite the fact that in theology they were substantially at one - as if there could be theological agreement, formally speaking, even where there is metaphysical disagreement, formally speaking
The bond of being; an essay on analogy and existence by James F Anderson( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the analogy of being by James F Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summa contra gentiles by Thomas( )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and German and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 deals with God's freedom in creation, his power as creator of all things, and the nature of man, particularly the unity of soul and body within man. Book 1 of the Summa deals with God; Book 3, Providence; and Book 4, Salvation
Treatise on God by Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Selections from the Summa theologiae.'"
Paul Tillich; basics in his thought by James F Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural theology; the metaphysics of God by James F Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cause of being; the philosophy of creation in St. Thomas by James F Anderson( Book )

10 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas : texts by Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas : texts selected and translated by Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bond of being by James F Anderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summa contra gentiles by Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written; it is also a creative and 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, St. Thomas appeals to the authority of the Sacred Scripture for those divine truths that surpass the capacity of reason. The present volume is the first part of a treatise on the hierarchy of creation, the divine providence over all things, and man's relation to God
Analogy. A study in Thomistic metaphysics by James F Anderson( )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La création; 1a, questions 44-49 by Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas texts by Tomás de Aquino( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bond of Being; An Essay on Analogy and Existence, by James F. Anderson by James F Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Augustine and being : a metaphysical essay by James F Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Summa contra gentilesReflections on the analogy of beingSumma contra gentilesNatural theology; the metaphysics of GodAnalogy. A study in Thomistic metaphysicsLa création; 1a, questions 44-49
Alternative Names
Anderson, James F. (James Francis), 1910-

Anderson, James Francis.

Anderson, James Francis 1910-1981

Languages
English (149)

German (3)