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Author DeSpain, Benjamin R., author

Title Thinking Theologically about the Divine Ideas : Reexamining the Summa of Thomas Aquinas / by Benjamin R. DeSpain
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]


Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's Studies in Catholic Theology ; volume 11
Brill's studies in Catholic theology ; v. 11.
Contents Preliminary Material / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Copyright page / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Acknowledgements / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Abbreviations / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 1 Introduction: Making a Case for Rereading Thomas's Doctrine of the Divine Ideas / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 2 The Habit of Thinking Theologically: Faith Seeking Understanding in the Summa Theologiae / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 3 A Case for the Theological Validity of the Divine Ideas / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 4 The Grounds for a Trinitarian Rereading of the Divine Ideas / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 5 Peripheral Preface: A Metaphysical Prefix to Thomas's Doctrine of the Divine Ideas / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 6 Virtuous Vision of the Divine Ideas: The Theological Appropriation of Macrobius / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 7 The Theological Metaphysics of Hope (and Spiritual Despair) / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Chapter 8 Conclusion / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Bibliography / Benjamin R. DeSpain -- Index / Benjamin R. DeSpain
Summary Thinking Theologically traces Aquinas's subtle grammatical and thematic engagements with the doctrine of the divine ideas throughout the Summa Theologiae. This study offers new insights into the contributions of Aquinas's doctrine to debates about eschatology, christology, providence, natural law, virtue, and creation's participation in the trinitarian life of God. It argues that Aquinas adapts the doctrine to support his pedagogical goal of guiding readers from the confession of faith to the wisdom of sacra doctrina. In turn, this demonstrates that Aquinas's reading of the divine ideas reinforces his understanding of the dynamic exchange between philosophical reasoning and theological inquiry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 27, 2022)
SUBJECT Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica.
Summa theologica (Thomas, Aquinas, Saint) fast
Subject Theology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004511512
Other Titles Reexamining the Summa of Thomas Aquinas