a summary) of all known philosophy (and theology) at that time, the medieval author had to economize on words, sometimes to the point that the conclusion of an argument leaves you wanting more exposition because it is not clear or obvious at all. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages!

Refresh and try again. There are some virtues in this Thomistic style of starting off with questions, followed by objections, an answer, and finally a reply to each of the objections, one of which is that you stay on point and another is that it is extremely orderly. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I am probably very dumb. The language can be very terse and abstruse, and the debate format can become tiresome after. A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages Of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica For Beginners; A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! Renowned scholar Dr. Tim Gray masterfully guides you through the tumultuous and inspiring life of Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Shorter Summa : The Most Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica by Peter Kreeft and Thomas Aquinas (1993, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! This little book is designed for beginners, either for classroom use or individually.

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A shorter Summa the most essential philosophical passages of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa theologica First published in 1993 Subjects Doctrines, Early works to 1800, Doctrinal Theology, Catholic Church, Theology, doctrinal. Members save with free shipping everyday!

The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. April 1st 1993 (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) This compact tome is about a fifth of that count, weighing in at some 160 pages. Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, is one of the most respected Christian authors of our time.

Kreeft included copious amounts of footnotes that are a great aid in understanding the concepts presented, although I found Aquinas in his own words fairly understandable as is. Be the first to ask a question about A Shorter Summa. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser, ©1997-2020 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

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Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select. This is really an amazing book for people who have always been curious about St. Thomas Aquinas, but intimidated by the huge bulk of the "Summa Theologica." I am struggling with my Philosophy of God and Man class. Kreeft revisits Aquinas' seminal work and pares it down nicely to what I can accept as 'essential Aquinas'. Member Early Access Gift Card Special Offer, FREE LEGO Harry Potter Monster Book Set with $75 LEGO Harry Potter Purchase, Knock Knock Gifts, Books & Office Supplies, Buy One, Get One 50% Off Holiday Boxed Cards, Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser, Another Sort of Learning: Selected Contrary Essays.

Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. philosophy. But the Summa is a special case, I think, and it only works as the full text, not as a sampler like "A Shorter Summa". Noting the widespread concern about the quality of education in our schools, Schall examines what Multiple gods? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 4, 2015. It is more like an Encyclopedia than a textbook, and it is meant to be used more as a reference library than as a book. (0 Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2014, One the greatest books written, The Summa Theological, by St. Thomas Aquinas is several thousand pages, so you can imagine, Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2011, This is really an amazing book for people who have always been curious about St. Thomas Aquinas, but intimidated by the huge bulk of the "Summa Theologica." This one pairs it down even further, to under 200 pages.)

This volume contains three of Chesterton's greatest classics on Catholic philosophy and spirituality. Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Summa is certainly the greatest, most ambitious, most rational book of theology ever written. Current slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES}- Best Selling in Nonfiction.

The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! The Summa Theologica is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. People interested in Aquinas should probably go just the other way: begin here, and then, if … St. Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived.