Introduction to the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume 2

Introduction to the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume 2

Author: H. D. Gardeil

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608991235

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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"In the brief span of some 140 pages Pere Gardeil succeeds remarkably well in the simple presentation of the Aristotelian principles of mobile being, quantity, motion, causation, place, time, inanity, the first mover, and astronomical theory. A second section (of some forty-five pages) selects five capital texts from the classic commentary of St. Thomas upon Aristotle's Physics and the full text of his model synopsis of Aristotelian cosmology in the early Paris opuscule, De Principiis Naturae. The translation of the original French work of 1953 has been accomplished with sober clarity and served editorially with a useful index and notes. Its frank, working language should attract both philosophical novice and pragmatic scientist alike and effect their working contact with a classic vision of the universe."--Philosophical Studies

Bread from Heaven

Bread from Heaven

Author: Bernhard Blankenhorn

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813233949

Category: Religion

Page: 353

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Bread from Heaven offers a contemporary theological synthesis on the Eucharist that brings together classical and critical biblical exegesis, debates on the early history of the Christian liturgy, patristic doctrine, the teachings offered by the Councils of Florence, Trent and Vatican II, and the Church’s lex orandi, all within a framework provided by the Eucharistic theology of Thomas Aquinas. The volume begins with Christ’s Bread of Life discourse in John 6, in light of the Old Testament theme of the manna, and the Synoptic accounts of the Last Supper. These biblical texts offer solid foundation for a theology of Eucharistic sacrifice, presence and Communion. It then continues with a historical and systematic study of the institution of the Eucharist by Christ, with special attention given to the emergence of the first Eucharistic prayers. Then follows a survey of key Christological and ecclesiological themes which undergird Eucharistic theology. The chapters on Eucharistic sacrifice and presence form the heart of the work. Here, the focus moves to key conciliar, patristic and Thomistic insights on these themes. Bread from Heaven clarifies misunderstandings of Eucharistic sacrifice and renders transubstantiation accessible to beginners. Blankenhorn concludes with a study of the consecration, the minister of the Eucharist and the fruits of communion. The chapter on the debate over the words of institution and the epiclesis gives a fresh perspective that integrates both eastern and western tradition. The study of the Eucharistic celebrant strikes a balance between a spirituality of the priest as acting in persona Christi and of the priest as praying in persona ecclesiae. The concluding chapter centers on the Eucharist’s unitive, mystical fruits in the Church. This textbook is ideal for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on Eucharistic theology. It also seeks to advance the debate on several controversial historical and speculative issues in sacramental theology.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281104

Category: Copyright

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Cradle of Redeeming Love

Cradle of Redeeming Love

Author: John Saward

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681491165

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Following up on his acclaimed Redeemer in the Womb, John Saward returns to the mystery of Christ's Incarnation. He draws upon the rich traditions of the Church, as well as the writings of the great Christian mystics, to create a work that is both new and old, revolutionary and orthodox. This profoundly moving meditation will aid any contemplation on the life of Christ. The subject of this book is the objective and divinely revealed truth of the Nativity of Christ, as proclaimed by His infallible and immaculate Bride. It is the splendor of this truth, of "Love's noon in Nature's night", which for two millennia has captivated the Fathers and Schoolmen, and activated the genius of poets, painters, and musicians. Illustrated with eight color paintings.

Thomas Aquinas: Basic Philosophical Writing

Thomas Aquinas: Basic Philosophical Writing

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460406502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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This volume contains new translations of the essential philosophical writings of Thomas Aquinas, from the Summa Theologiae and The Principles of Nature. The included texts represent the breadth of Aquinas’s thought, addressing causality, the fundamental principles of nature, the existence of God, how God can be known, how language can be used to describe God, human nature (including the nature of the soul, free will, and epistemology), happiness, ethics, and natural law. The goal of these translations is twofold: to allow Aquinas to speak for himself, but also to make his thought accessible to the contemporary reader without the burden of unnecessary adherence to convention. A thorough introduction to Aquinas and his ideas is included, as is a series of useful appendices connecting Aquinas’s arguments to those of Anselm, Scotus, Ockham, and others.

Cengage Advantage Series: Voyage of Discovery: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Cengage Advantage Series: Voyage of Discovery: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy

Author: William F. Lawhead

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285965871

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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Highly praised for its clarity and rich exposition, this history of philosophy text illustrates philosophy as a process and not just a collection of opinions or conclusions. Rather than simply reporting the positions of a given philosopher, Lawhead's prose assists students in retracing the thinker's intellectual journey. Students are invited to engage with each philosopher's intellectual process, drawing connections with their own lives and cultures. Metaphors, analogies, vivid images, concrete examples, common experiences, and diagrams demonstrate the concrete relevance of abstract arguments and their practical implications for contemporary society. This fourth edition of VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY features new historical profiles and/or works representing such philosophers as Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, Simone de Beauvoir, and Martha Nussbaum, among others. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thomas and the Thomists

Thomas and the Thomists

Author: Romanus Cessario, OP

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506405964

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) is one of the most important thinkers in the history of western civilization. A philosopher and theologian, a priest and preacher, Aquinas bequeathed to the world an enduring synthesis of philosophy, theology, and Christian spirituality. Aquinas championed the integration of faith and action, sound doctrine and right living, orthodoxy and orthopraxy. From the thirteenth century through the present day, his legacy has served as a blessing for the church and beyond. In the nearly eight hundred years since Aquinas’s death, his thought has been studied, interpreted, criticized, reinvigorated, and anointed as the exemplar of Catholic theology. Thomas and the Thomists, a new volume in the Mapping the Tradition series, serves as an introduction to the life of Aquinas, the major contours of his teaching, and the lasting contribution he made to Christian thought. Romanus Cessario and Cajetan Cuddy also outline the history of the Thomist tradition—the great school of Aquinas’s interpreters—from the medieval era through the revival of the Thomist heritage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume affords its readers a working guide to understanding the history of Aquinas and his expositors as well as to grasping their significance for us today.

Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since Roe v. Wade

Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since Roe v. Wade

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785272066

Category: Law

Page: 238

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Since America’s founding, natural law principles play a critical role in the development of rights and human dignity. Commencing with the notion that rights are derived from a higher, metaphysical power over mere promulgation and human legislation, the natural law advocate sees law and human rights in the context of a more perpetual and perennial philosophy. Coupled with this is the view that the natural law provides a series of undeniable precepts for human operations or a natural prescription for human life based on the natural order. Hence early court cases tend to emphasize the “natural” versus the unnatural and just as compellingly argue that the natural order, aligned with the eternal law, delivers a measure for human action. Earlier US Supreme Court cases often use this sort of language in granting or denying rights in certain human activity. As a result, a survey of some of the most significant landmark cases from the Supreme Court are assessed in “Natural Law and the US Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade” and by implication, those cases which seem to disregard these fundamental principles, such as the slavery decisions, are highlighted.

Discourse in Dialogue

Discourse in Dialogue

Author: Pat F. Rossi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864732

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Discourse in Dialogue: Reflections in Fundamental Philosophical Theology is a project which considers fundamental theological and philosophical perspectives in Catholic-Christian theology. This project adumbrates a number of specifically intellectual themes, namely philosophical and theological in character, which pertain to the Catholic-Christian tradition. These themes include a study of the following: the interrelationship of philosophy and theology; theological method and pluralism; the interpretation of scripture and its underlying hermeneutical principles; Christian anthropology in relation to philosophy of the human person; the Christological mystery and soteriology, as well as the nature of Christian Philosophy; all of which are representative themes proper to fundamental-philosophical theology. This work serves as an introductory text to the above-cited questions, while also providing more specific points of study for those interested in a more comprehensive reflection on contemporary philosophical and theological perspectives.

Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education

Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education

Author: Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791497821

Category: Education

Page: 158

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This book shows clearly how philosophy can be applied to education in an effective manner. It is applied metaphysics in the fullest sense—a truly practical philosophy book. Robert Brumbaugh shows convincingly how our current educational practices are based on a metaphysics derived from seventeenth-century physics. Our modern understanding of reality implies a very different view of education and very different educational practices. He also shows how and why this new process view of education differs from the “back to basics” diagnosis and prescription.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Treatise on Law

Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Treatise on Law

Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033081624

Category: Law

Page: 367

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In this translation of Saint Thomas Aquinas's The Treatise on Law, R. J. Henle, S.J., a well-known authority on philosophy and jurisprudence, fluently and accurately presents the Latin and English translation of this important work. Henle provides the necessary background for an informed reading of the Treatise, as well as the only in-depth commentary available in English on this text. The first section of the book contains an introduction to St. Thomas's life, work, writings, and jurisprudence. Henle discusses the structure of St. Thomas's magnum opus, Summa Theologiae, from which The Treatise on Law is excerpted. A brief section is included on Scholastic philosophy and also on St. Thomas's approach to the study of law. Henle then examines Thomas's definition of a law and the general doctrinal background for the Treatise. Finally Henle explores St. Thomas's sources, including his use of auctoritates, or authoritative quotations drawn primarily from the Bible, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and St. Isidore of Seville. The second part of the book contains the Latin text of the Treatise presented unit by unit, each followed by the English translation and, when appropriate, by a comment. The Treatise on Law will be of interest to law students, lawyers, judges, and legal scholars. It will also appeal to those interested in St. Thomas's legal philosophy, such as political scientists, theoretical sociologists, and cultural historians. For philosophers, especially beginners in medieval philosophy, it serves as a good introduction to the thought of St. Thomas.