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St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it--to explore, for example, spiritual revelation--makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.
This accessible new translation offers thirty-eight substantia...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 9th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1993)
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Cliodhna Ni Ghadhra
I am so heartbroken to be away from England that I am giving all its related books mediocre reviews.
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This book is full of earlier Philosophers work, such as Aristotle, Pseudo-Dionysus, Boethius etc.. it does have Aquinas own take on matters. The book skips back and forth and is very repetitive for the few gems within. one thing is clear, that Aquinas was borrowed out of context by Catholicism and the fact he draws heavily on Earlier Greek philosophy proves it. Some really good sections on life after death, energy and soul. Overall I found the reading repetitive and tedious in places.
Catherine
The law section was revolutionary and fascinating. Still prefer to watch paint dry, not because it's more interesting but because it's less theologically problematic.
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Extremely glad I read this. Some arguments are unstable(very few), but for the most part very sold.
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Thought-provoking and so insightful!
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Thomas Aquinas (sometimes styled Thomas of Aquin or Aquino), was a Dominican friar and priest notable as a scholastic theologian and philosopher. He is honored as a saint and "Doctor of the Church" in the Roman Catholic tradition.

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