Creating a summary of all human knowledge may not be the sort of undertaking we begin in the twenty-first century, but there is still room on our bookshelves for a classic--Summa Theologica, one of the world's oldest and greatest masterpieces....
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Creating a summary of all human knowledge may not be the sort of undertaking we begin in the twenty-first century, but there is still room on our bookshelves for a classic--Summa Theologica, one of the world's oldest and greatest masterpieces. St. Thomas Aquinas has much to teach us--most especially how to confront the classic questions that are still with us after centuries of thought.
This brilliant synthesis of Christian thought has had a decisive and permanent impact on religion since the thirteenth century and has become substantially the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The Summa Theologica, as the title indicates, is a summing up of all that can be known about God and humanity's relations with God. It is divided into three parts dealing with god, man, and the God-man respectively. It consists of 38 tracts, 631 questions, about 3000 articles, 10,000 objections and their answers. Contains the complete text, the supplements, a chart showing the structure of the work, and an analytical index. Useful for colleges, seminarians, libraries, educators, professionals, clergy, religious, and laity-to all who are interested in core Christian thought.
Aquinas, while studying at the University of Naples, joined the Dominican monastic order in 1244. Under St. Albert the Great he embarked on a life of teaching, preaching, and writing. He was formally canonized in 1323.