Selected Writings


Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908181

Category: Religion

Page: 880

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In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. Preoccupied with the relationship between faith and reason, he was influenced both by Aristotle's rational world view and by the powerful belief that wisdom and truth can ultimately only be reached through divine revelation. Thomas's writings, which contain highly influential statements of fundamental Christian doctrine, as well as observations on topics as diverse as political science, anti-Semitism and heresy, demonstrate the great range of his intellect and place him firmly among the greatest medieval philosophers.

Thomas Aquinas

Faith, Reason, and Following Christ


Author: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199213143

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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This book offers an introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), who is one of the most significant Christian writers of the Middle Ages. Written in a manner that is accessible to beginners, yet still of interest to specialists, it pays particular attention to the Aquinas's context as a Dominican friar, devoted to the task of preaching the Christian gospel.

An Introduction to the Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas


Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537486116


Page: 120

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An Introduction to the Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas is an accessible Aquinas and a solid entry into his work. The format is manageable, and the scope, appropriately limited. James F. Anderson's skillful collection and lucid translation makes the pleasure of reading Aquinas available as it has not been before.

Selected Philosophical Writings


Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Timothy S. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835857

Category: Religion

Page: 452

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St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it, to explore spiritual revelation, makes his work fresh and highly readable today. While drawing on a strong distinction between theology and philosophy, Aquinas interleaved them intricately in his writings, which range from an examination of the structures of thought to the concept of God as the endof all things. This accessible new translation chooses substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy.

The Division and Methods of the Sciences

Questions V and VI of His Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius


Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Armand Augustine Maurer,Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Publisher: PIMS

ISBN: 9780888442796

Category: History

Page: 119

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An Aquinas Reader


Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Mary T. Clark

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823220298

Category: Philosophy

Page: 479

View: 7539

This new edition of An Aquinas Reader contains in one closely knit volume representative selections that reflect every aspect of Aquinas's philosophy. Divided into three section - Reality, God, and Man - this anthology offers an unrivaled perspective of the full scope and rich variety of Aquinas's thought. It provides the general reader with an overall survey of one of the most outstanding thinks or all time and reveals the major influence he has had on many of the world's greatest thinkers. This revised third edition of Clark's perennial still has all of the exceptional qualities that made An Aquinas Reader a classic, but contains a new introduction, improved format, and an updated bibliography.

The Book of Magic

From Antiquity to the Enlightenment


Author: Brian Copenhaver

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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'. . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . .' An odd feature of the Bible is that it is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession - from Joseph battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. As, over the following centuries, the Christian church attempted to stamp out 'deviant' practices, there was a persistent interest in magic that drew strength from this Biblical validation. A strange blend of mumbo-jumbo, fraud and deeply serious study, magic was central to the European Renaissance, fascinating many of its greatest figures. Brian Copenhaver's wonderful anthology will be welcomed by everyone from those with the most casual interest in the magical tradition to anyone drawn to the Renaissance and the tangled, arcane roots of the scientific tradition.

The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

Introductory Readings


Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415002967

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

View: 1938

Aquinas occupies an extremely important position in the western philosophical tradition. His work contains influential contributions in logic, metaphysics, theory of knowledge, ethics and philosophy of religion, and his commentaries on Aristotle played a major role in the incorporation of the philosophy of Aristotle into the understanding of Christian doctrine and into western culture at large. Yet many people find it difficult to begin the study of Aquinas's work, daunted by its volume and by its being worked out within in the context of Catholic doctrine, which must now be obscure to most readers. This book can help rectify this.

Lives of the Later Caesars


Author: Anthony Birley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935995

Category: History

Page: 336

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One of the most controversial of all works to survive from ancient Rome, the Augustan History is our main source of information about the Roman emperors from 117 to 284 AD. Written in the late fourth century by an anonymous author, it is an enigmatic combination of truth, invention and humour. This volume contains the first half of the History, and includes biographies of every emperor from Hadrian to Heliogabalus - among them the godlike Marcus Antonius and his grotesquely corrupt son Commodus. The History contains many fictitious (but highly entertaining) anecdotes about the depravity of the emperors, as the author blends historical fact and faked documents to present our most complete - albeit unreliable - account of the later Roman Caesars.


An Introduction to the Life and Work of the Great Medieval Thinker


Author: F. Copleston

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Aquinas (1224-74) lived at a time when the Christian West was opening up to a wealth of Greek and Islamic philosophical speculation. An embodiment of the thirteenth-century ideal of a unified interpretation of reality (in which philosophy and theology work together in harmony), Aquinas was remarkable for the way in which he used and developed this legacy of ancient thought—an achievement which led his contemporaries to regard him as an advanced thinker. Father Copleston's lucid and stimulating book examines this extraordinary man—whose influence is perhaps greater today than in his own lifetime—and his thought, relating his ideas wherever possible to problems as they are discussed today.



Author: Ralph McInerny

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745626871

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 9763

This lively and highly accessible introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas focuses on his philosophy while making clear its openness to theology as reflection on Revelation. Introduces students this great philosopher of the middle ages in one short book. Brings together alternative approaches to Aquinas’ thought. Uses key texts to describe the trajectory of Aquinas’ philosophy and the legacy it left behind. This is the first title in a new Polity series, Classic Thinkers.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings


Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141936061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Of all the works of the man claimed by many as the father of modern philosophy, the MEDITATIONS, first published in 1641, must surely be Rene Descartes' masterpiece. This volume consists of not only a new translation of the original Latin text and the expanded objections and replies, but also includes selected correspondence and other metaphysical writings from the period 1641-49.

Life, God, and Other Small Topics

Conversations from Socrates in the City


Author: Eric Metaxas

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0452298652

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

View: 365

The author founded a speaking series that encouraged busy and successful professionals to attend forums and think actively about the bigger questions in life. These essays are both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.

For Christ's Sake


Author: Tom Harpur

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551994739

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9980

This radical book reveals the real, historical Jesus – and reminds us what he actually said. Who was Jesus Christ? Was he God in human form? Was he the divine Son of God, conceived by a virgin, who came down to earth to found the one true religion? This is what the Church has been preaching since the Middle Ages, but the Church’s portrait is a far cry from the Jesus Christ described in the New Testament. For Christ’s Sake is Tom Harpur’s classic study of what the Bible actually tells us about Jesus. Controversial and radical, in that it goes to the roots of what is known, Harpur’s book strips away the mythology about Jesus to reveal a man whose message is still fresh and relevant today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aquinas Against the Averroists

On There Being Only One Intellect


Author: Ralph M. McInerny,Saint Thomas (Aquinas)

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530295

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 4538

"This work should be in every graduate philosophy collection and is recommended for larger undergraduate libraries."--"Choice." (Philosophy)

Early Christian Lives


Author: Athanasius,Gregory,Hilarion,Jerome,Sulpicius Severus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907290

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Written between the mid-fourth and late sixth centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, these six biographies depict men who devoted themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius records Antony's extreme seclusion in the Egyptian desert, despite temptation by the devil and visits from his followers. Jerome also shows those who fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his accounts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his Life of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a man who combined the roles of monk, bishop and missionary, while Gregory the Great tells of Benedict, whose Rule became the template for monastic life. Full of vivid incidents and astonishing miracles, these Lives have provided inspiration as models for centuries of Christian worship.

Thomas Aquinas


Author: Pasquale Porro

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813228050

Category: Philosophy

Page: 458

View: 4364

The development of ideas in Thomas Aquinas's philosophical thinking has been the subject of numerous smaller studies, but no contemporary work in the English-speaking world covers his every single work in chronological order in terms of philosophical development, influences, manuscript evidence, and historical setting. In Thomas Aquinas: A Historical and Philosophical Profile, Pasquale Porro has provided a complete landscape of Thomas's corpus that will give Thomistic scholars and students an invaluable reference point for research, discussion, and debate.

Thomas Aquinas

Scholar, Poet, Mystic, Saint


Author: A. G. Sertillanges

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1933184701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 8006

Originally pub.: London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, ltd., 1933.