Tag: Contemporary Issues


  • St. Thomas Aquinas

    - G. K. Chesterton. St. Thomas Aquinas. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1933.
  • Saint Thomas and the Greeks

    - Anton C. Pegis. Saint Thomas and the Greeks. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1943.
  • A Summa of the Summa

    - Peter Kreeft. A Summa of the Summa. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.
    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… More
  • Aquinas: Moral, Political, and Legal Theory by John Finnis

    - John Finnis. Aquinas: Moral, Political, and Legal Theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
    This launch volume in the Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought series presents a critical examination of Aquinas’s thought, combining an accessible, historically-informed account of his work with an assessment of his central ideas and… More
  • “Marriage, Slavery, and Natural Rights in the Political Thought of Aquinas”

    - P. J. Cornish. "Marriage, Slavery, and Natural Rights in the Political Thought of Aquinas." The Review of Politics 60, no. 3 (1998): 545-62.
    Recent scholarship has demonstrated that the language of subjective natural rights can be found in a wide variety of medieval juristic and scholastic texts. This is part of a general trend in the study of political ideas that stresses the continuity between… More
  • Liberty, Wisdom, and Grace: Thomism and Democratic Political Theory

    - John Hittinger. Liberty, Wisdom, and Grace: Thomism and Democratic Political Theory. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2002.
    Twentieth-century French philosophers Jacques Maritain and Yves R. Simon pioneered new approaches to understanding and defending political democracy in the wake of two world wars. Rather than break from a religious tradition that seemed to struggle against… More
  • The Ethics of Aquinas

    - S. J. Pope. The Ethics of Aquinas. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2002 [1955].
    In this comprehensive anthology, twenty-seven outstanding scholars from North America and Europe address every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of morality and comment on his remarkable legacy. While there has been a revival of interest in… More
  • A Short History of Thomism

    - Romanus Cessario. A Short History of Thomism. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005.
  • Aquinas on Friendship

    - D. Schwartz. Aquinas on Friendship. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007.
    Daniel Schwartz examines the views on friendship of the great medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas. For Aquinas friendship is the ideal type of relationship that rational beings should cultivate. Schwartz argues that Aquinas fundamentally revises some of the… More
  • “An Unequal Relationship between Equals: Thomas Aquinas on Marriage”

    - C. McCluskey. (2007). "An Unequal Relationship between Equals: Thomas Aquinas on Marriage." History of Philosophy Quarterly 24, no. 1 (2007): 1-18.