By Thomas Aquinas, Richard J. Regan

In the direction of the top of his lifestyles, St. Thomas Aquinas produced a short, non-technical paintings summarizing many of the details of his colossal Summa Theologiae. This 'compendium' was once meant as an introductory instruction manual for college kids and students who will possibly not have entry to the bigger paintings. It continues to be the simplest concise advent to Aquinas's suggestion. moreover, this can be very attention-grabbing to students since it represents Aquinas's final observe on those themes. Aquinas doesn't holiday new flooring or re-think past positions yet frequently states them extra at once and with better precision than are available in other places. there's just one to be had English translation of the Compendium (published as 'Aquinas's Shorter Summa: Saint Thomas's personal Concise model of his Summa Theologiae,' by means of Sophia Institute Press). it truly is released by means of a truly small Catholic publishing condominium, is advertised to the devotional readership, comprises no scholarly gear. Richard Regan is a hugely revered Aquinas translator, who the following will depend on the definitive Leonine version of the Latin textual content. His paintings can be obtained because the best English model of this crucial text.

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