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By Peter Kreeft

ISBN-10: 0898704383

ISBN-13: 9780898704389

A shortened model of Kreeft's a lot better Summa of the Summa, which in flip used to be a shortened model of the Summa Theologica. the cause of the double shortening is beautiful seen: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa used to be simply over 500.) The Summa is unquestionably the best, such a lot formidable, most logical e-book of theology ever written. In it, there's additionally a lot philosophy, that's chosen, excerpted, prepared, brought, and defined in footnotes the following by means of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so packed with either theoretical and useful knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet rather vital this present day due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little e-book is designed for rookies, both for school room use or separately. It comprises the main recognized and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to figuring out them.

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