[Reading] ➶ Thomas Aquinas ➬ Fergus Kerr – Buyphenergan500.us

Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas Is One Of The Giants Of Medieval Philosophy, A Thinker Who Had And Who Still Has A Profound Influence On Western Thought Aquinas Was A Controversial Figure In His Time Who Was Often Engaged In Fierce Theological Debates He Was The Foremost Classical Proponent Of Natural Theology, And The Father Of The Thomistic School Of Philosophy And Theology This Very Short Introduction Will Look At Aquinas In A Historical Context, And Explore The Church And Culture Into Which Aquinas Was Born It Will Consider Aquinas As Philosopher And Theologian, And Will Look At The Relationship Between Philosophy And Religion In The Thirteenth Century Fergus Kerr, In This Engaging And Informative Introduction, Makes The Summa Theologiae, Aquinas S Greatest Single Work, Accessible To New Readers He Also Sheds Valuable Light On The Importance Of Thomas Aquinas In Modern Times, Showing Why Aquinas Matters Now, Illustrating The Significant Role That The Writings Of Aquinas Play In Contemporary Debate.

[Reading] ➶ Thomas Aquinas  ➬ Fergus Kerr – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 127 pages
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Fergus Kerr
  • English
  • 25 August 2017
  • 0199556644

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➶ Thomas Aquinas ➬ Fergus Kerr – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Thomas Aquinas A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions 214 , Fergus KerrThomas Aquinas, an Italian Catholic priest in the early thirteeth century, is considered to be one of the great Christian thinkers who had, and who still has, a profound influence on Western thought He 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 cons Thomas Aquinas A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions 214 , Fergus KerrThomas Aquinas, an Italian Catholic priest in the early thirteeth century, is considered to be one of the great Christian thinkers who had, and who still has, a profound influence on Western thought He 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 cu...


  2. says:

    Full disclosure I know almost nothing about philosophy and even less about Catholicism I read this because Thomas Aquinas was my result on this online personality test So take this review for what it s worth To the extent I understood the material, I did find it utterly fascinating.I would say Fergus Kerr does a good job here of creating historical context For example There is no better translation for the word anima than the word soul so long as we remember that neither Thomas nor Arist Full disclosure I know almost nothing about philosophy and even less about Catholicism I read this because Thomas Aquinas was my result on this online personality test So take this review for what it s worth To the extent I understood the material, I did find it utterly fascinating.I would say Fergus Kerr does a good job here of creating historical context For example There is no better translation for the word anima than the word soul so long as we remember that neither Thomas nor Aristotle with the word psyche believed in a ghostly entity hidden within the human body For Thomas, the word soul means the basic principle of life in living creatures Following Aristotle, Thomas argues that a soul, as the primary principle of life, is not itself a body but that which makes the body alive the form , or the visibility as we might almost say, of the body Neither Thomas nor Aristot...


  3. says:

    St Thomas Aquinas is one of the greatest Christian thinkers many would argue THE greatest of all time, and is considered by the Catholic Church to be one of the Doctors of The Church He was an extremely prolific writer, and his collected works amount to over eight million words His magnum opus Summa Theologica remains one of the most influential theological works, and has been used as the de facto theological manual for centuries in the education of clergy Unfortunately, Summa itself c St Thomas Aquinas is one of the greatest Christian thinkers many would argue THE greatest of all time, and is considered by the Catholic Church to be one of the Doctors of The Church He was an extremely prolific writer, and his collected works amount to over eight million words His magnum opus Summa Theologica remains one of the most influential theological works, and has been used as the de facto theological manual for cen...


  4. says:

    In this very short introduction, Fergus Kerr, a Scottish Roman Catholic priest known for his contributions to both philosophy and theology, introduces the monumental figure of Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican scholastic and subsequent Doctor of the Church, and briefly outlines Thomas s most influential work, his Summa Theologiae Kerr also takes pains to succinctly introduce the prevalence of Thomistic philosophy in the modern era, from the time Pope Leo XIII reintroduced Thomism at the end of the ni In this very short introduction, Fergus Kerr, a Scottish Roman Catholic priest known for his contributions to both philosophy and theology, introduces the monumental figure of Thomas Aquinas, a Dom...


  5. says:

    Few figures in the history of Western thought are as daunting to the modern reader as Thomas Aquinas Fergus Kerr counters this by approaching his subject with a cheery affability, while beingor less frank about how alien Thomas can be to us today, though he nevertheless, in addition to a brief biography, explains the substance of the divine doctor s philosophy as...


  6. says:

    Very short indeed Fergus Kerr gives a very brief survey of St Thomas thought as exposed in the Summa Theologiae that leads one to want to lookin depth Of great value is his discussion of what happens after St Thomas, ...


  7. says:

    Informative butdense than it needs to be.


  8. says:

    A bit too easy to make abstruse theology seem utterly dull Just not a very good introduction to a potentially quite interesting thinker and corpus.


  9. says:

    A very brief overview of the important theologian.


  10. says:

    Poorly written.

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