Thomas Aquinas - Selected Writings

ISBN-10: 0140436324
ISBN-13: 9780140436327
Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny
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In this superb collection, arranged chronologically, celebrated Thomas scholar Ralph McInerny brings together sermons, philosophical commentaries, responses to criticism and substantial extracts from Thomas's great Summae.

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Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural…    

Ralph McInerny was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 24, 1929. He served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Paul Seminary in 1951, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and a doctorate in philosophy from Laval University in Quebec in 1954. He was a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty from 1955 until 2009. He gained international renown as a scholar, author and lecturer who specialized in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. During his academic career, he was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and…    


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 880 Dimensions: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall Weight: 1.452 lbs. Language: English