By Peter Kreeft
Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so filled with either theoretical and sensible knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet fairly very important this present day due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages.
This special ebook combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and factors by way of Kreeft, a favored Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically vital, non-technical sufficient to be intelligible to fashionable readers, and probably for use in a category or through self sufficient readers who are looking to examine the Summa all alone. Kreeft's unique footnotes clarify tough or technical passages and speak to cognizance to issues of specific importance for the trendy reader. This ebook is the main clever, transparent, and worthwhile entry to Saint Thomas in print. encompasses a word list and an index.
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