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Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae

A Biography

Bernard McGinn Freelance Designer Daren Magee

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Princeton University Pres
06 August 2019
The life and times of the most important theological work of medieval Christendom Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, it was conceived by Aquinas as an instructional guide for teachers and novices and a compendium of all the approved teachings of the Catholic C
By:   Bernard McGinn
Other:   Freelance Designer Daren Magee
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   41
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691191799
ISBN 10:   0691191794
Series:   Lives of Great Religious Books
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. His many books include Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil.

Reviews for Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae: A Biography

A delight to read. . . . One of the best introductions to Aquinas available. --Rik Van Nieuwenhove, Horizons Concise yet sweeping. --Katherine Wrisley Shelby, Religious Studies Review Deeply impressive. --Donald Wood, Religion and Theology Excellent and beautifully written. --Brian Davies, New Blackfriars McGinn's gift is his effort to bring some of the original warmth back into the Summa, first by making it the subject of a biography, reminding us that this great work has had a life of its own. --Alden Lee Bass, Englewood Review of Books Introductions to Aquinas abound, but few manage so succinctly to introduce the reader not only to the person and his work, but also to the enduring influence of Aquinas. --Alban McCoy, The Tablet Honorable Mention, 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Award, History Category


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