Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology by Gilles Emery O.P.,Matthew Levering

By Gilles Emery O.P.,Matthew Levering

Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology explores the position of Aristotelian techniques, ideas, and issues in Thomas Aquinas's theology. each one bankruptcy investigates the importance of Aquinas's theological reception of Aristotle in a relevant theological area: the Trinity, the angels, soul and physique, the Mosaic legislations, grace, charity, justice, contemplation and motion, Christ, and the sacraments. usually, the essays specialise in the Summa theologiae, yet some
range extra commonly in Aquinas's corpus. For your time, it has specially been the effect of Aristotle on Aquinas's philosophy that has been the centre of cognizance. probably in response to philosophical neo-Thomism, or maybe simply because this Aristotelian impression looks not essential to display, the position of
Aristotle in Aquinas's theology almost immediately gets much less theological awareness than does Aquinas's use of different specialists (whether Scripture or specific Fathers), specifically in domain names open air of theological ethics. certainly, in a few theological circles the impression of Aristotle upon Aquinas's theology is not any longer good understood. Readers will come upon the following the good Aristotelian topics, resembling act and efficiency, God as natural act, substance and injuries, strength and new release, swap and
motion, fourfold causality, shape and topic, hylomorphic anthropology, the constitution of intellection, the connection among wisdom and should, happiness and friendship, conduct and virtues, contemplation and motion, politics and justice, the easiest type of executive, and personal estate and the common
good. the 10 essays during this booklet have interaction Aquinas's reception of Aristotle in his theology from numerous issues of view: historic, philosophical, and constructively theological.

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