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|Title: Aquinas Among the Protestants|
By: Manfred Svensson
Publication Date: 2017
|Weight: 14 ounces|
Stock No: WW265941
The Protestant philosophical and theological heritage of Thomas Aquinas
This major new book provides an introduction to Thomas Aquinass influence on Protestantism. The editors, both noted commentators on Aquinas, bring together a group of influential scholars to demonstrate the ways that Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed thinkers have analyzed and used Thomas through the centuries. Later chapters also explore how todays Protestants might appropriate the work of Aquinas to address a number of contemporary theological and philosophical issues.
The authors set the record straight and disavow the widespread impression that Aquinas is an irrelevant figure for the history of Protestant thought. This assumption has dominated not only Protestant historiography but also Roman Catholic accounts of the Reformation and Protestant intellectual life. The book opens the possibility for contemporary reception, engagement, and critique and even intra-Protestant relations and includes:
- Information on the fruitful appropriation of Aquinas in Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed theologians over the centuries
- Important essays from leading scholars on the teachings of Aquinas
- New perspectives on Thomas Aquinass position as a towering figure in the history of Christian thought
Manfred Svensson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Andes, Chile. His research has focused on Augustine, the idea of things indifferent (adiaphora), and on the history of toleration. His most recent book is Reforma protestante y tradición intelectual cristiana.
David VanDrunen is the Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law.