By Jean-Pierre Torrell
In this concise new quantity through the acclaimed writer of the biography of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jean-Pierre Torrell brings his services to endure on Aquinas's Summa Theologiae. Readers will flip to this booklet time and again for a quick and well known creation to Aquinas's masterpiece―its content material; its ancient, literary, and doctrinal settings; and its lasting value.
Torrell starts with a professional account of Aquinas's existence after which turns his realization to the final constructions and particular content material of the Summa. He considers the literary and doctrinal context of the Summa, situating the paintings in the total literary corpus of the Angelic medical professional and analyzing Aquinas's Christian, Greek, Jewish, and Arab resources.
The moment half the booklet surveys the background of the Summa's impact from Aquinas's demise in 1274 during the 20th century. Torrell lines the destiny of Aquinas's Summa from its sluggish commence, throughout the eventual emergence of Thomism, and eventually to its frequent recognition. The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed the final word triumph of Aquinas's paintings with the encyclical Aeternis patris and, within the wake of Vatican II there was renewed curiosity in its content material and technique.
This ebook is a masterpiece of concision and completeness. it will likely be of substantial curiosity to readers looking to comprehend and take pleasure in the content material, technique, and impression of the Summa and the fellow who wrote it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jean-Pierre Torrell is a Dominican priest of the Toulouse province and professor of dogmatic theology on the college of Fribourg. he's the writer of the hugely praised Saint Thomas Aquinas volumes released by way of CUA Press. Benedict M. Guevin, O.S.B., professor of theology at Saint Anselm university, is writer of Christian Anthropology and Sexual Ethics.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"A tidy advent to the masterwork of Thomas Aquinas written through the reigning specialist at the lifestyles and paintings of St. Thomas. there's no different publication like it."―Mark Johnson, Marquette University
"[This paintings reminds us that,] whilst located with admire to its antecedents and its posterity, the Summa looks as a 'living' paintings, wealthy in its history and ready to maintain new and inventive appropriations in each age."―Gilles Emery, O.P., Revue Thomiste
Aquinas's Summa is a truly valuable advent not just to the constitution and content material of the Summa Theologiae, but additionally to the individual and paintings of St. Thomas Aquinas himself. This little booklet is important for its breadth, accessibility and readability. . . . [It is an] vital contribution to the corpus of secondary Thomistic literature." ― Christopher Cuddy, Lay Witness
"[S]tock questions are apt to floor in our minds, and greater than as soon as. Who? What? the place? whilst? And why? Who was once grasp Thomas, and what paintings did he set for himself? the place was once he while he wrote it? And why, regardless of its huge, immense value, used to be even this towering genius not able to complete it prior to his dying, on the gentle age of forty nine? Jean-Pierre Torrell accessibly and instructively solutions all of those questions, and extra.
The 'more' that he deals is a century-by-century account of the reception of Aquinas's Summa. Who learn it and profited, who misinterpret it and didn't; who neglected it, and who increased it to a canonical status." ― James Hanink, New Oxford Review
"This publication is ideal for these starting research within the paintings of St. Thomas. . . . it is going to even be helpful as a short reference consultant and precis of Torrell's greater work." ― James L. Arinello, Religious stories Review
"Although it's a skinny quantity, it features a large volume of data concerning the Summa. furthermore it offers a tremendous framework for realizing what one encounters within the Summa. even supposing this ebook fo
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Paul). But it would be a mistake to see these as an isolated part of his work. In truth, his other works are equally full of biblical references, and the Summa is no exception. Statistics do not tell us everything, but they are useful. "We could easily produce here a series of convergent texts in support of this judgment. For the sake of illustration, let us cite what is perhaps the most categoric: "When it comes to the things of God, man should not easily speak of them otherwise than does Sacred Scripture" (Contra errores graecorum I, 1).
It was only much later that it would become itself the object of commentaries. "LECTURA" The "lectura" is the first kind ofliterary genre used in teaching. In every discipline, the basic method consisted in "reading" lineby-line the works of ancient and recognized authors, the "authorities:' and in providing as needed the explanations necessary to understand them. The course was therefore called leetio and the explanation was called lectura. The noun "lecturer" used in certain languages has its origin in this practice.
In truth, his other works are equally full of biblical references, and the Summa is no exception. Statistics do not tell us everything, but they are useful. "We could easily produce here a series of convergent texts in support of this judgment. For the sake of illustration, let us cite what is perhaps the most categoric: "When it comes to the things of God, man should not easily speak of them otherwise than does Sacred Scripture" (Contra errores graecorum I, 1). Given that he held such principles, it is easy to see why Thomas's exegesis favors the literal meaning of the holy books.
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