St. Thomas Aquinas

Tour of the Summa

Tour of the Summa
Glenn, Paul J
$24.95
This unique synopsis of the SummaTheologica is a complete, chapter-by-chapter restatement of St. Thomas' work, intended to expose readers to the totality of St. Thomas' thought and yet be brief enough to fit into one volume. Author of eleven other books on philosophy, Msgr. Glenn brings to this work--by far his greatest--a lifetime of teaching and writing experience. A masterpiece in its own right.
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9780895550811
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1992-05-01
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Angelic Virtues and Demonic Vices: Aquinas's Practical Principles for Reaching Heaven and Avoiding Hell

Angelic Virtues and Demonic Vices: Aquinas's Practical Principles for Reaching Heaven and Avoiding Hell
Basil, Cole
$19.95

Are we truly striving for heaven or merely avoiding hell?

The human heart's greatest longing is to see God as He is. And yet, many people simply want to escape hell's pain, or even worse, they follow our disordered fallen nature in choosing sinful pleasures. Our Lord said the road to heaven is narrow, but the road to hell is wide (see Matt. 7:13). Is choosing the road to heaven merely wanting to avoid pain, or is it actively pursuing the greatest good beyond imagining?

Do we choose the good because we strive to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, or do we choose the good merely because we fear hell?

God never leaves us alone in these choices. Indeed, He sends us His grace, but--to help us cooperate with that grace and fight valiantly--He also sends spiritual warriors and guides, of whom one of the greatest is Saint Thomas Aquinas.

In Angelic Virtues and Demonic Vices, Saint Thomas guides us on how to pursue our true celestial homeland while avoiding running to a false heaven. He outlines the various vices, and their forty-plus daughters, and details how to conquer them.

After reading this work, you will not only desire to become a saint because you will see how hideous vice truly is but also see how splendid and virtuous living for God is.

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9781505129212
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2023-03-07
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Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Selman, Francis
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A brief, engaging, and readable summary of the influential thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Catholic Church's greatest minds. In this clear, thoughtful and immensely readable book, Francis Selman offers summaries on some of the most complex topics in the writing of St. Thomas Aquinas. Selman deftly draws on the work of contemporary scholars while situating Aquinas in relation to the thinkers and schools of thought he was both confronting and drawing upon. The result provides an overview that places the thought of Aquinas both in his time and in our own.
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9780870612435
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2007-09-01
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Aquinas Catechism

Aquinas Catechism
Aquinas, Saint Thomas
$19.95

The essentials of the Catholic Faith--
clearly & beautifully explained by one of the Church's greatest thinkers!

Although St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the Church's most intellectually powerful theologians, few know that he also wrote a great deal that's well within the reach of ordinary believers.

In fact, as you'll find in The Aquinas Catechism, St. Thomas had a remarkable ability to communicate the Faith -- including both its most complex and its simplest elements -- in plain language. Here you'll find his deeply insightful, straightforward, and clear explanations of the Apostles' Creed, the Commandments, and the Sacraments -- as well as of the Our Father and the Hail Mary.

In other words, this book will give you a basic course in the Catholic Faith, taught by the Church's greatest theologian.

Let him help you:

  • Gain a better grasp of Church doctrine
  • Pray with greater fervor and understanding
  • Receive the Sacraments more worthily
  • Learn what God requires of you and why
  • Explain Church teachings to non-Catholic friends
  • Discover the scriptural sources of our Catholic Faith
  • Find remedies for moral weaknesses that still afflict you
  • Glimpse the greatness of the Church's supernatural mission
  • And much more!
  • Above all, let St. Thomas teach you how to explain, defend, and live your Faith . . . with the clear-sighted wisdom of a saint!

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    9781928832102
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    2000-05-01
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    Aquinas on the Four Last Things: Everything You Need to Know about Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

    Aquinas on the Four Last Things: Everything You Need to Know about Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell
    Vost, Kevin
    $17.95
    We think of an end as something that comes last, which is certainly the case with the Four Last Things - Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. They certainly do come last, at the end of our lives and at the end of the world. The Church's great Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, reminds us that proper actions are determined by their ends, their ultimate goals or final endpoints. In this sense, an end is an organizing and motivating principle. Becoming increasingly mindful of the death, judgment, and heaven or hell that await us all at the end, should provide for us a new beginning, a beginning of good choices, choices that abhor and reject sin while helping us grown in virtue and closeness to Christ during our brief time on earth. Indeed, there is absolutely nothing of greater importance to each and every one of us than how and where we will spend eternity, enrapt in the unspeakable bliss of the beatific vision of God in heaven, or suffering unspeakable torments within the depths of hell.
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    9781644132999
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    2021-01-21
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    Aquinas's Shorter Summa

    Aquinas's Shorter Summa
    Aquinas, Saint Thomas
    $22.95

    The essentials of Catholic doctrine
    -- clearly and succinctly presented

    Two years before he died, St. Thomas Aquinas -- probably the greatest teacher the Church has ever known -- was asked by his assistant, Brother Reginald, to write a simple summary of the Faith of the Catholic Church for those who lacked the time or the stamina to tackle his massive Summa Theologica.

    In response, the great saint quickly set down -- in language that non-scholars can understand -- his peerless insights into the major topics of theology: the Trinity, Divine Providence, the Incarnation of Christ, the Last Judgment, and much more.

    Here, then, is not only St. Thomas's concise statement of the key elements of his thought, but a handy reference source for the essential truths of the Catholic Faith.

    St. Thomas will show you:

  • Why faith is reasonable, not blind
  • Why evil can never be as powerful as good
  • Solid arguments for Christ's Resurrection
  • Powerful arguments for God's existence
  • Why angels are necessary in creation
  • How Adam's sin differed from Eve's
  • Why Jesus descended into Hell
  • Why we must suffer for Adam's sin
  • Why the truths that you can know
    only through Revelation are nevertheless rational
  • Startling details about God's forgiveness
  • Facts about the punishment of the damned:
    both spiritual and bodily
  • How a soul's damnation can be
    compatible with God's goodness
  • What Christians should think
    about "fate" and "chance"
  • What life after resurrection will be like
  • Three ways in which God is in all things
  • Eternal life: what it is; how to understand it
  • How you can know God through reason
  • Hell-fire: whether it's real or symbolic
  • Why God became man
  • Why God allows evil
  • How Jesus "grew in wisdom"
  • How Christ can have existed for all eternity
    and yet be God's Son
  • The Beatific Vision: what it really is
  • Why God's knowledge of the future
    doesn't deny man's free will
  • How the Holy Trinity is three
    distinct Persons, yet one God
  • Much more that will help you know
    and love God with greater understanding!
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    2002-01-15
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    Aquinas: An Introduction

    Aquinas: An Introduction
    Copleston, F C
    $17.00
    Aquinas (1224-74) lived at a time when the Christian West was opening up to a wealth of Greek and Islamic philosophical speculation. An embodiment of the thirteenth-century ideal of a unified interpretation of reality (in which philosophy and theology work together in harmony), Aquinas was remarkable for the way in which he used and developed this legacy of ancient thought--an achievement which led his contemporaries to regard him as an advanced thinker.

    Father Copleston's lucid and stimulating book examines this extraordinary man--whose influence is perhaps greater today than in his own lifetime--and his trought, relating his ideas wherever possible to problems as they are discussed today.

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    9780140136746
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    1956-01-30
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    Finding Happiness in a Complex World: Rules from Aristotle and Aquinas

    Finding Happiness in a Complex World: Rules from Aristotle and Aquinas
    Nemeth, Charles
    $18.95

    Why, since happiness is so universally sought after, are so many people so miserable? The answer can be found by unpacking the wisdom of two of history's intellectual giants who set out to answer the question that has confounded man from time immemorial: What makes us happy?

    Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas existed sixteen centuries apart, yet each reached similar understandings about what makes a person happy and what makes him miserable. In these enlightening pages, Dr. Charles Nemeth synthesizes the judgments of history's two greatest thinkers to present for you a life plan that inevitably leads to a happy human existence, whatever your ethnicity, religion, or citizenship.

    You will explore what it means to be happy and will come to understand the limitations of happiness. You'll learn how to live in accordance with your basic nature so that your inclinations will not conflict with that which makes you flourish. And you'll calibrate your compass so that you will be able to navigate your way into a state of life that makes you truly happy.

    Moreover, you'll discover why happiness is obtained through action and not mere desire and why wealth and fame do not -- and cannot -- buy happiness. You'll also learn why the body, despite providing avenues for sensory and intellectual pleasure, is incapable of providing true happiness.

    Strikingly, none of the suggestions in this book have ever been shown to be flawed. These timeless recommendations for a happy life never go out of favor and never change. Instead, they remain a constant, permanent, universal set of criteria on how to achieve a happy existence.

    You'll also learn:

    • The benefits of moderation, sensibility, and equilibrium
    • The source of ultimate happiness and the means to attain it
    • The formula for fostering contentment -- what to strive for and what to avoid
    • The essence of true goodness, happiness, and beauty
    • Human excellence and different levels of happiness

    With this Rosetta stone of a book, you will find solutions to fortify your soul and bring you peace. You will be equipped with a new sense of direction, hope, and healing that will guide you closer to lasting happiness.

    Why, since happiness is so universally sought after, are so many people so miserable? The answer can be found by unpacking the wisdom of two of history's intellectual giants who set out to answer the question that has confounded man from time immemorial: What makes us happy?

    Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas existed sixteen centuries apart, yet each reached similar understandings about what makes a person happy and what makes him miserable. In these enlightening pages, Dr. Charles Nemeth synthesizes the judgments of history's two greatest thinkers to present for you a life plan that inevitably leads to a happy human existence, whatever your ethnicity, religion, or citizenship.

    You will explore what it means to be happy and will come to understand the limitations of happiness. You'll learn how to live in accordance with your basic nature so that your inclinations will not conflict with that which makes you flourish. And you'll calibrate your compass so that you will be able to

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    9781644136720
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    2022-10-25
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    One Minute Aquinas

    One Minute Aquinas
    Vost, Kevin
    $19.95

    25 popes consider St. Thomas Aquinas the Church's preeminent theologian because he saw truths about God, our Faith, and the Christian life which had never been seen before.

    But do you have time to read the 3,000 pages in his Summa Theologica? Do you struggle to understand the abstract theological terms he uses in On Being and Essence?

    Perhaps you, like so many of us, desire to be taught by such a great philosopher as Aquinas, but feel he is well beyond your reach. Not anymore.

    In The One-Minute Aquinas, veteran Catholic author Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with simple, readable explanations of St. Thomas's life-giving wisdom.

    In this book's lucid pages, you'll read small, digestible portions of St. Thomas's answers to questions such as...

  • Why do souls need the sacraments?
  • Why didn't Jesus write the Bible himself?
  • What are simple proofs of God's existence?
  • What is heaven, and what is it not?
  • Why did Jesus allow himself to be crucified?
  • How can I grow quickly in virtue?
  • Who are the angels and what are their powers?
  • What is God's power and its limits?
  • Why did God become man?
  • Why did Jesus allow himself to be tempted?
  • And you'll learn countless, but quick, refutations to the relativistic and secular ideas that are so destructive to our culture today.

    We're not all called to be intellectuals, but we are called to have an ever deeper understanding of our Faith.

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    9781622821587
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    2013-01-15
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    Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas

    Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas
    $23.95

    Saint Thomas Aquinas has been admired throughout the ages for his philosophical brilliance and his theological sanity, but author and professor Peter Kreeft thinks the practical spiritual wisdom of Aquinas is just as amazing.

    In this book, Kreeft brings together 358 useful, everyday insights from Aquinas' masterpiece the Summa Theologiae. He pairs these easily digestible quotes from the Summa with his own delightfully written commentary in order to answer the kinds of questions real people ask their spiritual directors. These 358 passages from the Summa have helped Kreeft in his own struggles to grow closer to the Lord. His practical, personal, and livable advice is the fruit of his labors to apply the insights of Aquinas to his own quest for sanctity, happiness, and union with God.

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    9781586179687
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    2014-10-21
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    Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St Thomas Aquinas

    Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95
    A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. In it, there is also much philosophy, which is selected, excerpted, arranged, introduced, and explained in footnotes here by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. The Summa Theologica is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little book is designed for beginners, either for classroom use or individually. It contains the most famous and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to understanding them.

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    0898704383
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    1993-05-12
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    St Thomas Aquinas (The Dumb Ox)

    St Thomas Aquinas (The Dumb Ox)
    Chesterton, G K
    $15.00

    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."

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    9780385090025
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    1974-01-15
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    St Thomas Aquinas and St Francis of Assisi

    St Thomas Aquinas and St Francis of Assisi
    $17.95
    Here, together in a single volume, are the two biographies that many critics consider to be Chesterton's best and the best short portraits ever written of these two great saints. St. Francis of Assisi was first published in 1923, shortly after Chesterton was received into the Catholic Church. It is a profoundly Catholic work, explaining and illuminating the life of St. Francis in a way no other biography has. The spiritual kinship the author felt with his subject enables the reader to delve into insights on the character of Francis that have eluded many.
    St. Thomas Aquinas was written later in Chesterton's career. It also is enriched by the author's unique ability to see the world through the saint's eyes, a view that shows us Aquinas in a fresh way. Chesterton's pen brings the author of the Summa vividly to life.
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    9780898709452
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    2002-10-01
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    St. Thomas Aquinas Rescues Modern Psychology

    St. Thomas Aquinas Rescues Modern Psychology
    Mullady, Brian
    $17.95

    In the struggle to find the touchstone between faith and reason, modern psychology is often a very problematic area for Catholics. Why? Because post-Freudian psychology is based on a mistaken idea that moral laws lead to neurosis. It argues that we must be freed from morality in order to become psychologically whole.

    In this powerful and reassuring book, Fr. Brian Mullady examines the nature of a healthy Christian emotional life, and ultimately provides the Catholic answer to the problematic theories of Sigmund Freud.

    Made in the image and likeness of God, man is created for communion with the Holy Trinity ― to love and be loved. Our immoral and destructive culture, devoid of authentic love, promulgates utilitarian views that in turn give way to various types of emotional illness and unrestrained passions. As you discover how sin damages the moral and emotional life of man, you’ll come to see that the only source of true happiness is through the acquisition of virtue, as mankind is healed through grace.

    Drawing from the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, Fr. Mullady clarifies the purpose of prayer and the stages of spiritual growth. He then shows how the Holy Spirit can create authentic communion between your intellect, will, and passions, and how through openness to sanctifying gifts, you can be restored to the original integrity of a child of God. The turmoil within you will only be calmed when your mind and body are no longer at war with your soul.

    In these pages, you will also learn to advance from spiritual infancy to maturity, as Fr. Mullady shares:

    • How to overcome emotions of fear or unrestrained energy
    • The power of hidden acts of patience and virtue
    • Why fidelity to our state in life leads to sanctity
    • How God uses our sufferings to draw us closer to Him
    • The importance of allowing God to purify our wills and help us root out our sins
    • How it is through struggle that we become holy

    In the struggle to find the touchstone between faith and reason, modern psychology is often a very problematic area for Catholics. Why? Because post-Freudian psychology is based on a mistaken idea that moral laws lead to neurosis. It arguesthat we must be freed from morality in order to become psychologically whole.

    In this powerful and assuring book, Fr. Brian Mullady examines the nature of a healthy Christian emotional life, and ultimately provides the Catholic answer to the problematic theories of Sigmund Freud.

    Made in the image and likeness of God, man is created for communion with the Holy Trinity - to love and be loved. Our immoral and destructive culture, devoid of authentic love, promulgates utilitarian views that in turn give way to various types of emotional illness and unrestrained passions. As you discover how sin damages the moral and emotional life of man, youï1/2ï1/2ï1/2ll come to see that the only source of true happiness is through the acquisition of virtu

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682782835
    Publication Date: 
    2022-07-26
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    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas

    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $29.95
    Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. His major work, the Summa Theologica, is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages.

    This unique book combines selected essential philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and explanations by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. Kreeft selected those passages from Thomas that are intrinsically important, non-technical enough to be intelligible to modern readers, and most likely to be used in a class or by independent readers who want to study the Summa on their own. Kreeft's detailed footnotes explain difficult or technical passages and call attention to points of particular significance for the modern reader. This book is the most intelligent, clear, and useful access to Saint Thomas in print. Includes a glossary and an index.

    "This book differs from all other books on Saint Thomas because it gives the words of Thomas himself, not a modern summary, but pared down to essentials, and with footnotes which do what a professor in a class would do."
    � Peter Kreeft

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    9780898703009
    Publication Date: 
    1990-12-20
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    Summa Theologica

    Summa Theologica
    Aquinas, Thomas
    $255.00
    Creating a summary of all human knowledge may not be the sort of undertaking we begin in the twenty-first century, but there is still room on our bookshelves for a classic--Summa Theologica, one of the world's oldest and greatest masterpieces. St. Thomas Aquinas has much to teach us--most especially how to confront the classic questions that are still with us after centuries of thought.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780870610639
    Publication Date: 
    1948-01-01
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    Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas

    Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas
    Wawrykow, Joseph P
    $35.00

    This complete yet concise reference work provides scholars and students with accurate interpretations of the ways in which Thomas Aquinas used important theological terms. Aquinas, a theologian and philosopher in the Roman Catholic Church, sought to reconcile faith and reason, philosophy and Christianity. He discussed many theological topics in his extensive writings and became one of the most important theologians of the Middle Ages. His influence continues to be pervasive today and his thought is of major interest to both Roman Catholics and Protestants.

    The Westminster Handbook to Christian Theology series provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to help students and scholars find concise and accurate treatments of important theological terms.

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    0664224695
    Publication Date: 
    2005-08-01
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