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Our St.Thomas Aquinas collection carries a variety of works by the Angelic Doctor. Featured this week his the 5 volume set Summa Theologica. Other sets and individual writings include: Summa Contra Gentiles, Aquinas Commentaries, Summa Theologica, and Overviews on St. Thomas.

Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas AquinasAquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Francis Selman
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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.
     

 
Shorter SummaShorter Summa
Peter Kreeft
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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. 162 pages.
     

 
Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb OxSaint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox
G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton's Aquinas is a man of mystery. Born into a noble 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." 197 pages, softcover, Image Books.
     

 
The Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas, 5 Vols.The Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas, 5 Vols.
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No theologian has had such a decisive impact on Catholic thought as Aquinas. The Summa Theologica, his brilliant 13th century synthesis of Christian thought, has become substantially the official teaching of the Catholic Church. This complete English edition was translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. 3104 pages in five softcover volumes from Christian Classics.
     

 
Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, 5 Vols.Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas, 5 Vols.
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Constructed idea upon idea like a magnificent gothic cathedral, Aquinas's attempt to summarize all that was knowable about God and his relations with man offers a brilliant synthesis of medieval Christian thought. Consisting of 38 tracts, 631 questions, nearly 3,000 articles, and 10,000 objections with answers, it represents the full flowering of scholastic theology. 3020 pages total, five hardcovers from Ave Maria.
     

 

A Summa of the Summa: Essential Passages of AquinasA Summa of the Summa: Essential Passages of Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas
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One of the most clear and useful resources for understanding St. Thomas Aquinas! A noted Thomist teacher, Professor Kreeft combines selected essential passages (not modern summaries) from Summa Theologica with detail footnotes and explanations to make Aquinas' words accessible to you, the modern reader. Includes a glossary and an index. 540 pages, softcover from Ignatius.
     

 
Selected Writings: Thomas AquinasSelected Writings: Thomas Aquinas
Ralph McInerny
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Although a controversial figure in his own day, St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-74) forged a unique synthesis of faith and reason, of ancient philosophy and sacred scripture, which decisively influenced Dante and the whole subsequent Catholic tradition.

Intensely interested in Aristotle, as well as Plato, Paul, and Augustine, Thomas believed that unaided human thought can take us a long way towards wisdom and truth, although it must always be supplemented by the central mystery of revelation. His writings contain many classic statements of doctrine about angels, the Incarnation, Trinity, sacraments and the soul and also penetrating discussions on choice, creation and conscience, law, logic and the purpose of life. In this superb selection, arranged chronologically, Ralph McInerny brings together sermons, commentaries, responses to criticism and substantial extracts from one of Christianity's supreme masterpieces, the Summa theologiae. For anyone concerned to find ways of reconciling science and dogma, reason and religion, Thomas has always been a major source of inspiration. This volumes reveals both the development and the sheer scope of his work.
     

 

 
The Quiet Light: A Novel about St. Thomas AquinasThe Quiet Light: A Novel about St. Thomas Aquinas
Louis de Wohl
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The famous novelist de Wohl presents a stimulating historical novel about the great St. Thomas Aquinas, set against the violent background of the Italy of the Crusades. He tells the intriguing story of St. Thomas who defied his illustrious, prominent family's ambition for him to have great power in the Church by taking a vow of poverty and joining the Dominicans. The battles and Crusades of the 13th century and the ruthlessness of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II play a big part of the story, but it is Thomas of Aquino who dominates this book. De Wohl succeeds notably in portraying the exceptional quality of this man, a fusion of mighty intellect and childlike simplicity. A pupil of St. Albert the Great, the humble Thomas, through an intense life of study, writing, prayer, preaching and contemplation, ironically rose to become the influential figure of his age, and later was proclaimed by the Church as the Angelic Doctor.
     

 

 

 
Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, SoftcoverCommentary on Aristotle's Physics, Softcover
Thomas Aquinas

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This commentary exhibits the familiar technique of the commentaries on Aristotle, a technique to be found in Thomas's bibical commentaries as well. The order of the division of the text is the principle of manifestation. The primary purpose is to get clear as to what Aristotle taught and why. As commentator, Thomas is both objective and empathetic. The commentary continues the discourse found in the text.
     

 

 
A Commentary on Aristotle's De AnimaA Commentary on Aristotle's De Anima
Thomas Aquinas

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This new translation of Thomas Aquinas's most important study of Aristotle casts bright light on the thinking of both philosophers. Using a new text of Aquinas's original Latin commentary (Rene-Antoine Gauthier's Leonine edition of 1984), Robert Pasnau provides a precise translation that will enable students to undertake close philosophical readings. He includes an introduction and notes to set context and clarify difficult points as well as a translation of the medieval Latin version of Aristotle's De anima (On the Soul) so that readers can refer to the text Aquinas had at hand.
     

 
Commentary on Aristotle's DeAnima SoftcoverCommentary on Aristotle's DeAnima Softcover
Thomas Aquinas

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The Commentary Thomas Aquinas completed on Aristotle's De anima is though to be the first of some dozen such commentaries that he wrote toward the end of his short career. He may have produced this work in 1268 while teaching in the Dominican house of Santa Sabrina in Rome. Shortly thereafter he returned to Paris where he was swept into the Latin Averroist controversy, at the center of which was the proper interpretation of the De anima. Avicenna and Averroes, the great Arabic commentators, read the De anima in such a way that intellect was taken to be a separate substance, and not a faculty of the human soul. Some of Thomas's contemporaries, Masters of the Faculty of Arts, accepted the Avicennian and Averrorist interpretations as agood money and thus came to hold positions impompatible with their Christian faith. What is the correct reading of the De anima? This commentary, composed before Thomas was caught up in the contemporary controversy, sets out to understand what it is that the text teaches. Many students of Aristotle have come to see this commentary as indispensagble to reading the text aright.
     

 

 

 
Commentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, SoftcoverCommentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Softcover
Thomas Aquinas
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The translation of Thomas's Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics made by Father Litzinger has long been out of print. It is here reprinted in a somewhat altered form. The translation itself stands as Litzinger produced it , but the presentation of the Aristotelian text, with accurate identification of Bekker numbers as well as the mode of referring to Aristotle in the commentary have been changed so that the commentary can function better as a Commentary.
     

 
On Evil: Disputed QuestionsOn Evil: Disputed Questions
Thomas Aquinas

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Many great thinkers have wrestled with the topic of evil, and this treatise by St Thomas Aquinas is one of the most comprehensive. This translation isbased on the critical edition of the Latin text published by the Leonine Commission in 1982.
     

 
Commentary on the Epistle to the HebrewsCommentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews
Thomas Aquinas

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A major event! The first translation ever of this monumental commentary by Aquinas, demonstrating how he used the Bible as the basis for all his thought. Divides Hebrews into the excellence of Christ over angels, over Moses, over Old Testament priests, and ultimately, the excellence of faith. 480 pages, softcover. St. Augustine's Press.
     

 
Disputed Questions on VirtueDisputed Questions on Virtue
Thomas Aquinas

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Commentary on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics:Commentary on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics:
Thomas Aquinas

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St. Augustine's Press The Posterior Analytics is the summit of Aristotle's achievement in logic. It investigates the logical requirements for the most perfect of arguments, the demonstration, which proves a necessary conclusion from necessary premises. In his commentary on this treatise, Thomas Aquinas gives us perceptive interpretations of Aristotle's very concise and difficult text, together with illuminating explanations of the structure of the work as a whole and of the order of its parts. This new translation, based on the Leonine Commission's 1989 edition, seeks to render Aquinas's text faithfully in contemporary English. It includes a careful translation of the Latin text of Aristotle on which the commentary was based, with footnotes on passages where it differs from the Greek.

To make the work as useful as possible for contemporary readers, the translator has provided an introduction and a supplementary commentary of his own. The introduction discusses three topics of fundamental importance for the study of the Posterior Analytics today: the relationship of Aristotle's logic to symbolic logic, the scope and subject matter of logic, and the status of the syllogism as an argument form. The supplementary commentary invites the reader to further reflection on the Posterior Analytics in the light of Aquinas's interpretation.

Aquinas's commentary is divided into readings or lessons (lectiones), forty-four on Book I of the Posterior Analytics and twenty on Book II. The translator's supplementary commentary follows the same arrangement. The work includes footnotes, a brief bibliography of works cited, an index, and a preface by Ralph McInerny.
     

 
Thomas Aquinas on the Jews: Insights into His Commentary on Romans 9-11Thomas Aquinas on the Jews: Insights into His Commentary on Romans 9-11
Steven C. Boguslawski
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In Thomas Aquinas on the Jews: Insights into his Commentary on Romans 9-11, Dominican theologian Steven Boguslawski, maintains that Aquinas, in Romans 9-11 uses the concepts of predestination and election to not only set forth a positive theology of the Jews, but to correct and develop the inherited tradition he received. Moreover Boguslawski integrates his study of Aquinas' treatment of Romans 9-11 with the appropriate areas in the Summa Theologica demonstrating Thomas contribution not only from his Romans commentary, but also in his most influential theological work. Boguslawski is preparing the first English translation ever of Thomas Aquinas' Commentary on Romans, and as such is a unique authority on Aquinas' thought in this regard. His translation promises to fill a much needed gap in biblical commentary, and provide fresh insight to this highly controversial text.
     


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