Books on Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest

Books on Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest

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Title: Aquinas: A Beginnerís Guide

One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in the history of Western thought, St Thomas Aquinas established the foundations for much of modern philosophy of religion, and is famous for his arguments for the existence of God. In this cogent and multifaceted introduction to the great Saint's work, Edward Feser argues that you cannot fully understand Aquinas's philosophy without his theology and vice-versa. Covering his thoughts on the soul, natural law, metaphysics, and the interaction of faith and reason, this will prove a indispensible resource for students, experts or the general reader.

Author(s): Edward Feser
ISBN 13: 9781851686902
Pages: 224
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Title: St. Thomas Aquinas

Acclaimed by a top Aquinas scholar as "the best book ever written on St. Thomas," this concise, readable narrative profiles one of Christianity's most important and influential thinkers. Chesterton focuses on the man and the events that shaped him, rather than on theology, and illustrates the saint's relevance to modern readers.  
Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
ISBN 13: 9780486471457
Pages: 144
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Title: Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author(s): Thomas Aquinas, Anton C. Pegis
ISBN 13: 9780075536536
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Title: Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction


Thomas Aquinas is one of the giants of medieval philosophy, a thinker who had--and who still has--a profound influence on Western thought. Aquinas was a controversial figure in his time who was often engaged in fierce theological debates. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of the Thomistic school of philosophy and theology. This Very Short Introduction will look at Aquinas in a historical context, and explore the Church and culture into which Aquinas was born. It will consider Aquinas as philosopher and theologian, and will look at the relationship between philosophy and religion in the thirteenth century. Fergus Kerr, in this engaging and informative introduction, makes the Summa Theologiae, Aquinas's greatest single work, accessible to new readers. He also sheds valuable light on the importance of Thomas Aquinas in modern times, showing why Aquinas matters now, illustrating the significant role that the writings of Aquinas play in contemporary debate.
Author(s): Fergus Kerr
ISBN 13: 9780199556649
Pages: 144
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Title: Thomas Aquinas

Presents the life of Saint Thomas Aquinas, drawing on his collected works to reveal details about his experiences as a teacher, theologian, and as a man of faith.
Author(s): Denys Turner
ISBN 13: 9780300205947
Pages: 312
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Title: Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master

Thomas Aquinas is widely considered the greatest and most influential of Catholic theologians. Yet too often his insights into the nature of God and the meaning of life are seen as somehow cold, impersonal, and divorced from spirituality. In this award-winning book, Robert Barron shows how Aquinas's profound understanding of the Christian mystical life animates and helps explain his writings on Jesus Christ, creation, God's "strange" nature, and the human call to ecstasy.
Author(s): Robert Barron
ISBN 13: 9780824524968
Pages: 192
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Title: Saint Thomas Aquinas

G.K. Chesterton's brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in 1933. Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican. Today Chesterton's classic stands poised to reveal Thomas to a new generation.

Chesterton's Aquinas is a man of mystery. Born into a noble Neapolitan family, Thomas chose the life of a mendicant friar. Lumbering and shy -- his classmates dubbed him "the Dumb Ox" -- he led a revolution in Christian thought. Possessed of the rarest brilliance, he found the highest truth in the humblest object. Having spent his life amid the vast intricacies of reason, he asked on his deathbed to have read aloud the Song of Songs, the most passionate book in the Bible.

As Albert the Great, Thomas's teacher, predicted, the Dumb Ox has bellowed down the ages to our own day. Chesterton's book will enlighten those who would consign Thomas to the obscurity of medieval times. It will confound those who would use Thomas to bolster arid schemes of Christian rationalism. Rather, it will introduce the wondrous mystery of the man who, after a life of unparalleled genius, was seized by a vision of the Unknown and said, "I can write no more. I have seen things which make all my writings like straw."

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
ISBN 13: 9780385090025
Pages: 192
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Title: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
ISBN 13: 9781535566414
Pages: 116
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Title: St. Thomas Aquinas: The Story of the Dumb Ox

Author(s): Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN 13: 9780895554208
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