Lives of Great Religious Books: Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Biography

Editor/Author McGinn, Bernard
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-691-15426-8
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 The World That Made Thomas Aquinas
  • CHAPTER 2 Creating the Summa theologiae
  • CHAPTER 3 A Tour of the Summa theologiae
  • CHAPTER 4 The Tides of Thomism, 1275-1850
  • CHAPTER 5 The Rise and Fall of Neothomism
  • EPILOGUE
  • Abbreviations for Thomas's Works
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY