Edited by Rik Van Nieuwenhove and Joseph Wawrykow
“Readers will be grateful for this excellent comprehensive survey of Aquinas’ theology. It is a compendium in the best sense of the word, both introduction for beginners and a reliable source of information for advanced scholars. Even experts in Thomist thought will highly appreciate the great number of original and stimulating essays which provide new views and interpretations of seemingly well known texts.” —Ulrich Horst, O.P., Ludwig Maximilian University
This is an in-depth study of every major aspect of Thomas Aquinas’ theology. Contributors offer fresh and compelling readings of Aquinas on the Trinity, creation theology, theory of analogy, anthropology, predestination and human freedom, evil and original sin, Christology and grace, soteriology, eschatology, sacramentology, ecclesiology, moral theology, the relation between theology and philosophy, and scriptural exegesis.
Contributors to The Theology of Thomas Aquinas come from seven different countries and a variety of specialties within the discipline of theology. Their diverse perspectives add considerable merit to the depth and breadth of this project. Contributors both outline the thought of Aquinas in its own right and bring it into dialogue with present theological concerns. The high quality of these essays make this volume an invaluable reference tool.
This book will establish itself as the best scholarly introduction to the theology of Thomas Aquinas. It belongs on the bookshelf of every theologian and Thomistic scholar. It will be read with appreciation by students and scholars alike.
Contributors: Bruce D. Marshall, Herwi Rikhof, Gilles Emery, O.P., David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Harm Goris, D. Juvenal Merriell, C.O., Rudi A. te Velde, Jean Porter, Joseph Wawrykow, Paul Gondreau, Rik Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas F. O’Meara, O.P., Liam G. Walsh, O.P., Carlo Leget, Thomas Prügl, Paul O’Grady, and Eugene F. Rogers, Jr.
“. . . A comprehensive new survey of St. Thomas Aquinas’s theology. An in-depth study, it offers compelling new interpretations of Aquinas on the Trinity, creation theology, theory of analogy, anthropology, predestination and free will, evil and original sin, Christology and grace, soteriology, eschatology, sacramentology, ecclesiology, moral theology, the relation between theology and philosophy, and scriptural exegesis. The high quality of these essays should establish this volume as an invaluable reference tool. Highly recommended.” — Choice
“Seventeen contributors from eight countries have combined to produce a substantial and authoritative collection of essays which add up to a valuable introduction to the theological thought of St. Thomas.” — Journal of Ecclesiastical History
“. . . The editors have solicited eighteen first-rate essays on Thomas’s Trinitarian theology, Christology, soteriology (grace), and sacramentology. . . . The great asset of this collection, however, is that far from treating these topics in isolation from each other, it demonstrates their profound integration in Thomas’s theology. . . This form of attention to specific theological loci, along with the breadth of topics covered, offers the introductory student a sense of The Theology of Thomas Aquinas beyond what most edited volumes achieve. The volume should prove useful to beginning students and seasoned scholars alike while reflecting and promoting recent trends in Thomistic research.” — Religious Studies Review
“This handsome volume has been published amidst a renaissance of interest in the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. It includes a collection of articles on Aquinas’s theology that will appeal to philosophers and theologians, medievalists and post-medievalists, alike.” — Bulletin of International Medieval Research
“This collection of eighteen articles by internationally known authors covers the major areas of Aquinas’s theology. Each essay is attentive to Aquinas’s position on the relation of faith to reason in addressing particular topics. All of the contributors, while not always agreeing with one another, are united in the appreciation of the coherence and integrity of Aquinas’s theology. All the material necessary for a rounded appreciation of Aquinas’s work is made available in one volume.” — Catholic Library World
“Rik van Nieuwenhove and Joseph Wawrykow have put together an invaluable resource in The Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Already much lauded when it was first published as a hardcover in 2005, it is now being released in paperback, increasing its accessibility and usability in the graduate classroom and elsewhere.” — Catholic Book Review
A 2005 Choice Outstanding Academic Book