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The Resource Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography, Bernard McGinn

Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography, Bernard McGinn

Label
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography
Title
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Bernard McGinn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, the Summa was conceived by Aquinas as an instructional guide for teachers and novices and a compendium of all the approved teachings of the Catholic Church. It synthesizes an astonishing range of scholarship, covering hundreds of topics and containing more than a million and a half words--and was still unfinished at the time of Aquinas's death. Here, Bernard McGinn, one of today's most acclaimed scholars of medieval Christianity, vividly describes the world that shaped Aquinas, then turns to the Dominican friar's life and career, examining Aquinas's reasons for writing his masterpiece, its subject matter, and the novel way he organized it. McGinn gives readers a brief tour of the Summa itself, and then discusses its reception over the past seven hundred years. He looks at the influence of the Summa on such giants of medieval Christendom as Meister Eckhart, its ridicule during the Enlightenment, the rise and fall of Neothomism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the role of the Summa in the post-Vatican II church, and the book's enduring relevance today
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1937-
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McGinn, Bernard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
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  • Thomas
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography, Bernard McGinn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world that made Thomas Aquinas -- Creating the Summa theologiae -- A tour of the Summa theologiae -- The tides of Thomism, 1275-1850 -- The rise and fall of Neothomism
Control code
on1059261825
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback printing 2019.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780691191799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae : a biography, Bernard McGinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world that made Thomas Aquinas -- Creating the Summa theologiae -- A tour of the Summa theologiae -- The tides of Thomism, 1275-1850 -- The rise and fall of Neothomism
Control code
on1059261825
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First paperback printing 2019.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780691191799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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