Aquinas and His Role in Theology

Aquinas and His Role in Theology

Marie Dominique Chenu; Paul Philibert, OP, STD, Translator

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ISBN: 9780814650790, 5079
Details: 160 pgs, 6 x 9 x 5/16
Publication Date: 06/01/2002

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In Aquinas and His Role in Theology, Marie Dominique Chenu provides a lively and representative overview of the life and writings of the thirteenth-century theologian whom many consider to be the greatest master of Catholic religious thought.

A rich explanation of the prolific and versatile books of Aquinas follows the story of his life's journey through the heart of Europe in the high Middle Ages. Chenu also portrays the religious and spiritual personality of Aquinas, showing how his typically systematic theology is rooted in personal contemplative roots and a passion for pastoral preaching.

Chapters are "The Friar Preacher," "Master in Sacred Theology," "The Contemplative," "The Herald of a New Christianity," "Imago Mundi," "The Virtuous Life," "The Fate of St. Thomas," and "The Works of St. Thomas." Includes illustrations.

Marie Dominique Chenu was a leader in applying historical method to the study of Thomas Aquinas. He published widely in both medieval and contemporary theology.

Paul Philibert, OP, STD, is the author of Seeing and Believing and served as Translator for Liturgy and the Arts, both published by The Liturgical Press. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Church and Society at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.

A brilliant achievement that will continue to enlighten.
Theological Studies

" . . . the book is a pleasure to read and can easily serve as a Thomistic introduction for students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Nova et Vetera

. . . Aquinas and His Role in Theology is full of synthesis and insight. Experts have considered it to hold some of Chenu's finest pages on Aquinas: there succinct descriptions of church and society in the Middle Ages lead to luminous lines on the interplay of nature and grace. Every reader, beginner or lifelong disciple, will find in this book new perspectives and engaging ideas.
Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P.

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