“McInerny . . . does a good job of relating the key concepts in Aquinas’s natural and supernatural theologies. This is a reliable introduction for people who are not already experts in Thomistic studies—and it has many insights for those few who are.” — Vernon J. Bourke
St. Thomas Aquinas enables the reader to appreciate both Thomas’s continuity with earlier thought and his creative independence. After a useful account of the life and work of St. Thomas, McInerny shows how the thoughts of Aristotle, Boethius, and Augustine and Pseudo-Dionysius were assimilated into the personal wisdom of St. Thomas. He also offers a helpful study of the distinctive features of Aquinas’s Christian theology.
“This is an excellent short introduction to the life and work of its subject. It is a pleasure to recommend this modest and distinguished book as perhaps the best short introduction to the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas available in English.” — Scottish Journal of Theology
“[McInerny] presents the thought of Aquinas with precision and care, and adorns it with insights which will doubtless delight, and enlighten, even the seasoned reader of Aquinas.” — The Thomist
“[McInerny] has written, quite simply, the best short book on Aquinas available.” — International Philosophical Quarterly
“. . .an invaluable little resource book on a great thinker.” — Studies in Formative Spirituality
“McInerny should attract new readers to St. Thomas and give fresh insights to those who already know him somewhat. His book is remarkably comprehensive.” — The Heythrop Journal