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By Gilles Emery O.P.,Matthew Levering

Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology explores the position of Aristotelian strategies, rules, and subject matters in Thomas Aquinas's theology. every one bankruptcy investigates the importance of Aquinas's theological reception of Aristotle in a primary theological area: the Trinity, the angels, soul and physique, the Mosaic legislation, grace, charity, justice, contemplation and motion, Christ, and the sacraments. usually, the essays specialize in the Summa theologiae, yet some
range extra broadly in Aquinas's corpus. For a while, it has especially been the impression of Aristotle on Aquinas's philosophy that has been the centre of awareness. probably in response to philosophical neo-Thomism, or maybe simply because this Aristotelian impact looks now not essential to exhibit, the function of
Aristotle in Aquinas's theology shortly gets much less theological recognition than does Aquinas's use of different gurus (whether Scripture or specific Fathers), particularly in domain names outdoors 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 right here the good Aristotelian subject matters, 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 may, happiness and friendship, behavior and virtues, contemplation and motion, politics and justice, the easiest kind of executive, and personal estate and the common
good. the 10 essays during this booklet interact Aquinas's reception of Aristotle in his theology from quite a few issues of view: ancient, philosophical, and constructively theological.

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