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 function of Aristotelian ideas, rules, and subject matters in Thomas Aquinas's theology. every one bankruptcy investigates the importance of Aquinas's theological reception of Aristotle in a valuable theological area: the Trinity, the angels, soul and physique, the Mosaic legislation, grace, charity, justice, contemplation and motion, Christ, and the sacraments. more often than not, the essays specialise in the Summa theologiae, yet some
range extra broadly in Aquinas's corpus. For a while, it has peculiarly been the effect of Aristotle on Aquinas's philosophy that has been the centre of realization. might be in response to philosophical neo-Thomism, or maybe simply because this Aristotelian effect seems not essential to display, the function of
Aristotle in Aquinas's theology almost immediately gets much less theological awareness than does Aquinas's use of alternative experts (whether Scripture or specific Fathers), particularly in domain names outdoor 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 across right here the good Aristotelian issues, reminiscent of act and efficiency, God as natural act, substance and injuries, strength and new release, swap and
motion, fourfold causality, shape and subject, hylomorphic anthropology, the constitution of intellection, the connection among wisdom and should, happiness and friendship, behavior and virtues, contemplation and motion, politics and justice, the simplest kind of govt, and personal estate and the common
good. the 10 essays during this publication have interaction Aquinas's reception of Aristotle in his theology from a number of issues of view: old, philosophical, and constructively theological.

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