Tag: Introduction


  • 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
  • The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas

    - Norman Kretzmann and Eleonore Stump. The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
    Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and… More
  • The Essential Aquinas: Writings on Philosophy, Religion, and Society

    - A. S. Thomas and J. Y. B. Hood. The Essential Aquinas: Writings on Philosophy, Religion, and Society. Westport: Praeger, 2002.
    Widely recognized as one of the dominant figures in Western intellectual tradition, Thomas Aquinas has influenced a variety of fields of thought for centuries. This new anthology of his writings, translated from the original Latin by Hood, contains selections… More
  • Aquinas by Ralph McInerny

    - Ralph McInerny. Aquinas. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004.
    Summary: This lively and highly accessible introduction to the thought of Thomas Aquinas focuses on his philosophy while making clear its openness to theology as reflection on Revelation. Introduces students this great philosopher of the middle ages in one… More
  • Aquinas

    - Eleonore Stump. Aquinas. New York: Routledge, 2005.
    Few philosophers or theologians exerted as much influence on the shape of medieval thought as Thomas Aquinas. He ranks amongst the most famous of the Western philosophers and was responsible for almost single-handedly bringing the philosophy of Aristotle into… More
  • Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

    - Fergus Kerr. Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
    Summary: Thomas Aquinas is one of the giants of medieval philosophy, a thinker who had – and who still has – a profound influence on Western thought. Aquinas was a controversial figure in his time who was often engaged in fierce theological… More
  • Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide

    - Edward Feser. Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide. Oxford: Oneworld, 2009.
    One of the most influential philosophers and theologians in history, St Thomas Aquinas was the father of modern philosophy of religion, and is infamous for his “proofs” for God’s existence. In this cogent introduction to the great… More
  • Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

    - Denys Turner. Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
    Leaving so few traces of himself behind, Thomas Aquinas seems to defy the efforts of the biographer. Highly visible as a public teacher, preacher, and theologian, he nevertheless has remained nearly invisible as man and saint. What can be discovered about… More