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Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed (Peter S Eardley) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2010) 9780826498793
Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed (Peter S Eardley) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2010) 9780826498793
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Title: Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Eardley, Peter S

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780826498793

Volumes: 1; Pages: 192

List Price in Hardcover: $95.00 Our price: $95.00

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Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial Summa Theologiae is a hugely important, and enduring, text in the history of philosophy. Yet he is also a very difficult thinker and his ideas present a number of challenges to even the most educated of readers.

Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Aquinas's thought, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex writings of this key thinker. The book introduces all the key concepts and themes in Aquinas's thought and examines the ways in which they have influenced philosophical and theological thought. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Aquinas's ideas, the book serves as a clear and concise introduction to his philosophy and natural theology. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of thinkers.

Table Of Contents


1. Natural Theology

2. Metaphysics

3. Psychology

4. Epistemology

5. Ethics

6. Politics



i. Reading the Summa Theologiae

ii. Glossary

Annotated bibliography

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