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Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

Fergus Kerr

November 2009

ISBN: 9780199556649

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Thomas Aquinas, one of the most famous and highly thought of Christian thinkers, was a controversial figure who was exposed and engaged in conflict. This Very Short Introduction looks at Aquinas in a historical context, and explores the Church and culture into which Aquinas was born. It also ask why Aquinas matters now.

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Thomas Aquinas, one of the most famous and highly thought of Christian thinkers, was a controversial figure who was exposed and engaged in conflict. This Very Short Introduction looks at Aquinas in a historical context, and explores the Church and culture into which Aquinas was born. It also ask why Aquinas matters now.

  • The best introduction to Thomas Aquinas aimed at non-specialists
  • Discusses Aquinas as both a philosopher and a theologian
  • Illustrates the different debates and the significant role that the writings of Aquinas play in contemporary debate

About the Author(s)

Fergus Kerr, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

    1:Life and formation
    2:Works
    3:Summa Theologiae: prima pars
    4:Summa Theologiae: secunda pars
    5:Summa Theologiae: tertila pars
    6:Aftermath
    7:Further reading