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Look Inside Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas

Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas

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  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521044011

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  • This book offers a revisionary account of key epistemological concepts and doctrines of St. Thomas Aquinas, particularly his concept of scientia (science). It proposes a new interpretation of the purpose and composition of Aquinas' most mature and influential work, the Summa theologiae, which has traditionally been regarded as a work for neophytes in theology. John Jenkins' comprehensive and original study will be of interest to readers in philosophy, theology and medieval studies.

    • Offers a revisionary reading of Aquinas's most important work
    • Aquinas's account of the rationality of the Christian faith has been one of the most influential, and this book reinterprets it
    • Will appeal to philosophers, theologians and medievalists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...the whole of this challenging book is cogently argued, in dialogue with major scholars, and it's largely convincing. A genuine contribution to Aquinas scholarship." Denis R. Janz, Religious Studies Review

    "While this book deals with complex and abtruse issues, it focuses on pivotal ones and is well organized and clear. Thus, although it will interest mainly graduate and postgraduate readers, advanced undergraduates may delve into it with profit. Recommended for larger theology collections." Choice

    "...an important philosophical treatment of the central concept in most ancient and medieval theories of knowledge." Charles Bolyard, Philosophy in Review

    "In this impressive first book, John Jenkins...sheds considerable light on Aquina's ambition and practice in the Summa theologiae through the close examination of certain epistemological terms..." Joseph Wawrykow, Journal of Religion

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    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521044011
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Note on the text
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. Scientia:
    1. Scientia in the Posterior Analytics
    2. Scientia and sacred doctrine
    3. Scientia and the Summa theologiae
    Part II. Intellectus Principorum:
    4. The natural light of the intellect
    5. Grace, theological virtues and gifts
    6. The light of faith
    Conclusion: Pedagogy in the Divine Scientia:
    7. The scientia of sacred doctrine
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    John I. Jenkins, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

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