Until recently, more scholarly careers were being devoted to the study of the teaching of St Thomas Aquinas than to any other philosophical or theological doctrine, with the possible exception of Marxism. Roman Catholic scholars have tended, however, to isolate his philosophical theology from its neo-Platonism, while others have treated the various parts of his Summa Theologiae without regard to their historical context. Dr Hankey's main contention is that Aquinas
was less of an Aristotelian than is commonly supposed, and that a proper appreciation of his work requires us to take fuller notice of his reliance on neo-Platonism. In setting out his case, Dr Hankey pays special attention to the influence of Proclus, whose work receives a critical exposition.
The author supports his position by making a careful analysis of the first 45 questions of the Summa Theologiae.
`scholarly, reflected and courteous book ... a work of importance' Edward Booth Op,
'One may disagree with this author in many of his broader conclusions, but he is often thought-provoking on points of detail. These may indeed provide the main value of the book.'
Thomas Murphy, Heythrop Journal, July 1992
|Sub Ratione Dei: the Sentences of Peter Lombard and the Structure of Theology||p. 19|
|Eadem Via Ascensus Et Discensus: the Place of the Proof of God's Existence||p. 36|
|Rediens Ad Seipsum: Questions 3 to 11||p. 57|
|Intellectus Sunt Rerum Similitudines: Questions 12 and 13||p. 81|
|Intelligere Est Motus: the Divine Operations||p. 96|
|Relatio Est Idem Quod Persona: the Trinity of Persons Questions 26 to 43||p. 115|
|Relatio Ad Creatorem: the Procession of Creatures from God, Questions 44 and 45||p. 136|
|Upon the Shoulders of Giants: Some Philosophical and Theological Implications||p. 143|
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Series: Oxford Theological Monographs
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 23rd July 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.39