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By Brian Davies,Leonard Boyle,Victor White,John Wippel,Peter Geach,Robert Pasnau,Anthony Kenny,Herbert McCabe,Eleonore Stump,Bonnie Kent,Fergus Kerr

Thomas Aquinas (1224/6-1274) was once at the start a Christian theologian. but he used to be additionally one of many maximum philosophers of the center a while. Drawing on classical authors, and incorporating rules from Jewish and Arab resources, he got here to supply a rounded and lasting account of the foundation of the universe and of the issues to be chanced on inside it, particularly people. Aquinas wrote many works, yet his maximum success is absolutely the Summa Theologiae. This provides his such a lot mature considering and is the simplest advent to his philosophical (and theological) rules. Few secondary books on Aquinas concentration exclusively at the Summa, however the current quantity does simply that. together with paintings through the superior Aquinas students of the final part decade, it presents an outstanding advent to 1 of the landmarks of western thinking.

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