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St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas

Ralph McInerny

“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.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01707-1
200 pages
Publication Year: 1982

Ralph McInerny (1929–2010) was professor of philosophy and the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was the author and editor of numerous books, including his autobiography, I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006), and the first two volumes of The Writings of Charles De Koninck (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008, 2009).

“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

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Summa Theologiae 2-2, qq. 1–16 of St. Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas
Translated with an Introduction by Mark D. Jordan

St. Thomas Aquinas

Ralph McInerny

 St. Thomas Aquinas
Paper Edition

“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.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01707-1

200 pages

“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