Aquinas For Armchair Theologians  -     By: Timothy M. Renick
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Aquinas For Armchair Theologians

Westminster John Knox Press / 2001 / Paperback

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Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in western civilization. Yet his theological views can seem complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's thought and life that will make his views clear to non-specialists. The topics dealt with include God, angels, evil, metaphysics, morality, sex, war, abortion, and politics. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to an all important theologian.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0664223044
ISBN-13: 9780664223045
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Series: Armchair Theologians

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Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in western civilization. Yet his theological views are complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Timothy Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's life and thought that will make his views clear to nonspecialists. The topics dealt with include God, angels, evil, metaphysics, morality, sex, war, abortion, and politics. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the text and humorously illuminate key points providing an engaging introduction to an all-important theologian.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.

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Timothy M. Renick is Associate Professor and Associate Provost for Academic Programs in Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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