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Summa Theologica, Volume 1 (Part I) [Paperback]

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Pages   580
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   Cosimo Classics
ISBN  1602065535  
EAN  9781602065536  

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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume I, Aquinas addresses: the existence and perfection of God the justice and mercy of God predestination the cause of evil the union of body and soul free will and fate and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

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Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) lived at a critical juncture of western culture when the arrival of the Aristotelian corpus in Latin translation reopened the question of the relation between faith and reason, calling into question the modus vivendi that had obtained for centuries. This crisis flared up just as universities were being founded. Thomas, after early studies at Montecassino, moved on to the University of Naples in 1244, where he met members of the new Dominican Order. It was at Naples too that Thomas had his first extended contact with the new learning. When he joined the Dominican Order he went north to study with Albertus Magnus, author of a paraphrase of the Aristotelian corpus. Thomas completed his studies at the University of Paris, which had been formed out of the monastic schools on the Left Bank and the cathedral school at Notre Dame. In two stints as a regent master Thomas defended the mendicant orders and, of greater historical importance, countered both the Averroistic interpretations of Aristotle and the Franciscan tendency to reject Greek philosophy. The result was a new modus vivendi between faith and philosophy which survived until the rise of the new physics. The Catholic Church has over the centuries regularly and consistently reaffirmed the central importance of Thomas's work for understanding its teachings concerning the Christian revelation, and his close textual commentaries on Aristotle represent a cultural resource which is now receiving increased recognition.

He was formally canonized in 1323.

Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 and died in 1274.

Thomas Aquinas has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aristotelian Commentary Series
  2. Dumb Ox Books' Aristotelian Commentaries
  3. Fathers of the Church: Mediaeval Continuation
  4. Notre Dame Series in the Great Books
  5. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  6. Penguin Classics
  7. Saints Lives
  8. St. Thomas Aquinas
  9. Summa Contra Gentiles
  10. Summa Theologiae (Cambridge University Press)
  11. Thomas Aquinas in Translation

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excellent paperback edition  Jun 22, 2008
I just received my copy in the mail today. I've been reading St. Thomas's Summa for a while from the library. When I decided to get my own, I was intimidated by either the price or editing questions of the various editions. Well, I am very pleased with the Cosimo edition. I was able to pick up volume 1 at a reasonable price.... and I'm sure to get the rest of the volumes over time. By the way, one of my other issues was that I wanted St. Thomas's original question and answer format (it really highlights his crystal clear thinking), which this edition has faithfully reproduced.

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