Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a guide and commentary /

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Author / Creator:Davies, Brian, 1951- author.
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 454 pages)
Subject:Thomas, -- Aquinas, Saint, -- 1225?-1274. -- Summa theologica.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Catholic Church.
Summa theologica (Thomas, Aquinas, Saint)
Philosophy, Medieval.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic resource.
Summary:Following a scholarly account of Thomas Aquinas's life, Davies explores his purposes in writing the Summa Theologiae and works systematically through each of its three Parts. He also relates their contents and Aquinas's teachings to those of other works and other thinkers both theological and philosophical. The concluding chapter considers the impact Aquinas's best-known work has exerted since its first appearance, and why it is still studied today. Intended for students and general readers interested in medieval philosophy and theology, Davies's study is a solid and reflective introduction both to the Summa Theologiae and to Aquinas in general. -- from back cover.
Other form:Print version: Davies, Brian, 1951- Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014 9780199380626
Standard no.:40023882095
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae; 1: Setting the Summa Theologiae; 1.1 Aquinas Himself; 1.1.1 Early Years; 1.1.2 Naples to Paris; 1.1.3 Later Years; 1.2 The Summa Theologiae; 1.2.1 Why Did Aquinas Write the Summa Theologiae?; 1.2.2 Aquinas and Dominicans Trying to Study; 1.2.3 Leonard Boyle on the Origins of the Summa Theologiae; 1.2.4 The Summa Theologiae as a Work of Theology; 1.2.5 The Summa Theologiae and Philosophy; 2: Sacred Teaching (1a,1).
  • 2.1 The Need for Sacra Doctrina (1a,1,1)2.2 Sacra Doctrina as Scientia (1a,1,1-7); 2.3 Argument and Language in Sacra Doctrina (1a,1,8-10); 3: Knowing That God Exists (1a,1,2); 3.1 Per se Notum (1a,2,1); 3.2 Demonstrating That God Exists (1a,2,2-3); 3.3 Arguing for God Causally (1a,2,3); 3.4 The Five Ways; 3.4.1 The Ways as a Whole; 3.4.2 The First Way; 3.4.3 The Second Way; 3.4.4 The Third Way; 3.4.5 The Fourth Way; 3.4.6 The Fifth Way; 3.5 Critical Responses to the Five Ways; 4: The Divine Nature: Part 1 (1a,3-13); 4.1 Divine Simplicity (1a,3); 4.2 God's Perfection and Goodness (1a,4-6).
  • 4.3 God as Limitless and as Existing in All Things (1a,7-8)4.4 God, Change, and Eternity (1a,9-10); 4.5 God as One (1a,11); 4.6 Knowing God (1a,12); 4.7 De Nominibus Dei (1a,13); 4.7.1 1a,13: The Big Picture; 4.7.2 1a,13: Some Details; 5: The Divine Nature: Part 2 (1a,14-26); 5.1 God's Knowledge (1a,14); 5.2 God's Ideas (1a,15); 5.3 Truth and Falsity (1a,16-17); 5.4 God as Alive (1a,18); 5.5 God's Will and Providence (1a,19); 5.6 Love in God (1a,20); 5.7 Justice, Mercy, and Providence (1a,21-24); 5.8 God's Power and Beatitude (1a,25-26); 6: The Divine Trinity (1a,27-43).
  • 6.1 Reason and the Trinity (1a,32,1)6.2 Processions (1a,27); 6.3 Relations (1a,28); 6.4 Persons (1a,29-30); 6.5 Father, Son, and Spirit (1a,33-43); 1. God the Father is the "principle" (principium) of God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1a,33,1); 2. The word "father" as applied to God the Father does not imply reference to creatures (1a,33,3); 3. God the Father knows all creatures while generating God the Son (1a,34,3); 4. God the Holy Spirit proceeds from God the Father and God the Son (1a,36,2); 5. God the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son (1a,36,3).
  • 6. God the Son and God the Holy Spirit can be thought of as sent (1a,43)6.6 Some Concluding Points Concerning 1a,27-43; 7: Creation, Good, and Evil (1a,44-49); 7.1 God as Cause (1a,44,1-4); 7.2 Creation (1a,45); 7.3 The Beginning of Creatures (1a,46); 7.4 Distinctions in Creation (1a,47); 7.5 Evil (1a,48-49); 8: Angels and the Days of Creation (1a,50-74); 8.1 Angels (1a,50-64); 8.2 The Days of Creation (1a,65-74); 9: Human Beings and Divine Government (1a,75-119); 9.1 Soul and Body (1a,75-76); 9.2 Human Abilities (1a,77-79); 9.3 Reason and Will (1a,79-83).