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Saint Thomas Aquinas, Vol. 1. The Person and His Work
Highly acclaimed as the most reliable, thorough, and accessible introduction to Thomas Aquinas, this first volume in Jean-Pierre Torrell's set of books on the great Dominican theologian has been revised to include a new appendix. The appendix consists of additions to the text, the catalog of Aquinas's works, and the chronology. Each item in the appendix is called out in th ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Catholic University of America Press
(first published August 27th 1996)
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An intellectual biography. The narrative became rather choppy at many points when Torrell takes time to give multiple positions from this and that scholar's interpretation of a book's dating, and so on. This would be beneficial more as a reference book than a biography that reads well and is engaging to the reader (cf. Marsden's Edwards or Brown's Augustine of Hippo).