By Jean-Pierre Torrell
In this concise new quantity by way of the acclaimed writer of the biography of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jean-Pierre Torrell brings his services to endure on Aquinas's Summa Theologiae. Readers will flip to this publication time and again for a quick and renowned advent to Aquinas's masterpiece―its content material; its ancient, literary, and doctrinal settings; and its lasting value.
Torrell starts with knowledgeable account of Aquinas's existence after which turns his realization to the general buildings and particular content material of the Summa. He considers the literary and doctrinal context of the Summa, situating the paintings in the total literary corpus of the Angelic general practitioner and interpreting Aquinas's Christian, Greek, Jewish, and Arab assets.
The moment half the publication surveys the background of the Summa's impression from Aquinas's loss of life in 1274 throughout the 20th century. Torrell strains the destiny of Aquinas's Summa from its sluggish commence, throughout the eventual emergence of Thomism, and at last to its frequent reputation. The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed the last word triumph of Aquinas's paintings with the encyclical Aeternis patris and, within the wake of Vatican II there was renewed curiosity in its content material and approach.
This publication is a masterpiece of concision and completeness. it is going to be of substantial curiosity to readers trying to comprehend and savour the content material, technique, and impression of the Summa and the guy who wrote it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jean-Pierre Torrell is a Dominican priest of the Toulouse province and professor of dogmatic theology on the college of Fribourg. he's the writer of the hugely praised Saint Thomas Aquinas volumes released by means of CUA Press. Benedict M. Guevin, O.S.B., professor of theology at Saint Anselm university, is writer of Christian Anthropology and Sexual Ethics.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"A tidy advent to the masterwork of Thomas Aquinas written through the reigning specialist at the lifestyles and paintings of St. Thomas. there isn't any different booklet like it."―Mark Johnson, Marquette University
"[This paintings reminds us that,] while located with admire to its antecedents and its posterity, the Summa looks as a 'living' paintings, wealthy in its history and ready to maintain new and artistic appropriations in each age."―Gilles Emery, O.P., Revue Thomiste
Aquinas's Summa is a really valuable creation not just to the constitution and content material of the Summa Theologiae, but additionally to the individual and paintings of St. Thomas Aquinas himself. This little booklet is important for its breadth, accessibility and readability. . . . [It is an] very important contribution to the corpus of secondary Thomistic literature." ― Christopher Cuddy, Lay Witness
"[S]tock questions are apt to floor in our minds, and greater than as soon as. Who? What? the place? whilst? And why? Who used to be grasp Thomas, and what paintings did he set for himself? the place used to be he while he wrote it? And why, regardless of its huge, immense significance, was once even this towering genius not able to complete it prior to his dying, on the delicate age of forty nine? Jean-Pierre Torrell accessibly and instructively solutions all of those questions, and extra.
The 'more' that he bargains is a century-by-century account of the reception of Aquinas's Summa. Who learn it and profited, who misinterpret it and didn't; who missed it, and who increased it to a canonical status." ― James Hanink, New Oxford Review
"This publication is ideal for these starting learn within the paintings of St. Thomas. . . . it is going to even be beneficial as a brief reference consultant and precis of Torrell's better work." ― James L. Arinello, Religious reports Review
"Although it's a skinny quantity, it incorporates a great quantity of knowledge in regards to the Summa. moreover it presents a massive framework for realizing what one encounters within the Summa. even supposing this publication fo
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