St Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) is commonly viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Aquinas was the ultimate combination of theologian and philosopher and his influence on Christian life and thought reaches from the Council of...
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St Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) is commonly viewed as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Aquinas was the ultimate combination of theologian and philosopher and his influence on Christian life and thought reaches from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council and through to today. In this book Brian Davies shows that Aquinas' approach to the common questions of faith and existence is just as pressing and significant in our time.
his series offers a range of authoritative studies on people who have made an outstanding contribution to Christian thought and understanding. The series will range across the full spectrum of Christian thought to include Catholic and Protestant thinkers and to cover East and West, historical and contemporary figures. By and large, each volume will focus on a single "thinker", but occasionally the subject may be a movement or a school of thought.
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is widely recognized as one of the greatest of all Christian thinkers, referred to by Pope Pius V as "the most brilliant light of the Church". This book is a clear and engaging introduction to Aquinas.
Series editor Brian Davies reviews Aquinas's life from the point at which he joined the Dominicans through his tutelage under Albert the Great in Cologne to his death in the Cistercian Abbey of Fossanova. Through exploration of the key questions posed by Aquinas in his voluminous writings, such as "What is God lik
Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is a Catholic Priest and Dominican Friar, and is General Editor of the series "Outstanding Christian Thinkers" and the Oxford series "Medieval Minds."ý