Aquinas's Summa : background, structure, and reception /

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Author / Creator:Torrell, Jean-Pierre.
Uniform title:Somme de theologie de saint Thomas d'Aquin. English
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (x, 156 pages)
Subject:Thomas, -- Aquinas, Saint, -- 1225?-1274. -- Summa theologica.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Catholic Church.
Summa theologica (Thomas, Aquinas, Saint)
Theology, Doctrinal.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- History.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Translated from the French.
Print version record.
Summary:"In this concise new volume by the acclaimed author of the biography of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Jean-Pierre Torrell brings his expertise to bear on Aquinas's Summa Theologiae. Torrell begins with an expert account of Aquinas's life and then turns his attention to the overall structures and specific content of the Summa. He considers the literary and doctrinal context of the Summa, situating the work within the overall literary corpus of the Angelic Doctor and examining Aquinas's Christian, Greek, Jewish, and Arab sources." "The second half of the book surveys the history of the Summa's influence from Aquinas's death in 1274 through the twentieth century. Torrell traces the fate of Aquinas's Summa from its slow start, through the eventual emergence of Thomism, to its widespread acceptance. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed the ultimate triumph of Aquinas's work with the encyclical Aeternis patris, and in the wake of Vatican II there has been renewed interest in its content and method."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Torrell, Jean-Pierre. Somme de theologie de saint Thomas d'Aquin. English. Aquinas's Summa. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2005
Table of Contents:
  • The author and his work
  • The Summa : structures and content 1
  • The Summa : structures and content 2
  • Literary and doctrinal milieu
  • The Summa through history
  • The Summa in the twentieth century.