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Published: 27 September 2001

318 Pages


ISBN: 9780199246533

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The Metaphysics of Theism

Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles I

Norman Kretzmann

Clarendon Press

  • the definitive study of Aquinas's fundamental philosophical system
  • the long-awaited magnum opus of one of the world's leading scholars of medieval thought and philosophy of religion
  • demonstrates the continuing value of Aquinas's enterprise for philosophy today
  • this is actually Kretzmann's first monograph in a long and very distinguished career
  • based on the prestigious Wilde Lectures, delivered at Oxford in 1994
  • includes a very useful chronology of Aquinas's life and work
  • no expertise in Latin or medieval studies required, nor any religious disposition