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Author Velde, Rudi A. te

Title Aquinas on God : the 'divine science' of the Summa theologiae / Rudi te Velde
Published Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (viii, 192 pages)
Series Ashgate studies in the history of philosophical theology
Ashgate studies in the history of philosophical theology.
Contents Introduction : thinking systematically about God from within the Christian tradition. A masterpiece of theology : aims, method and composition of the Summa theologiae -- The first thing to know : does God exist : on the five ways -- The heart of the matter : what God is (not) -- Divine names : on human discourse about God -- God's proper action : on the causality of creation -- A God of grace : on human freedom and divine grace
Summary Aquinas on God presents an accessible exploration of Thomas Aquinas' conception of God. Focusing on the Summa theologiae - the work containing Aquinas' most systematic and complete exposition of the Christian doctrine of God - Rudi te Velde acquaints the reader with Aquinas' theological understanding of God and the metaphysical principles and propositions which underlie his project. Aquinas' conception of God is not dealt with as an isolated metaphysical doctrine, but from the perspective of his broad theological view which underlies the scheme of the Summa. Readers interested in Aquinas, historical theology, metaphysics and metaphysical discourse on God in the Christian tradition will find this new contribution to the studies of Aquinas invaluable
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica.
Summa theologica (Thomas, Aquinas, Saint) fast
Subject God (Christianity) -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- General.
God (Christianity) -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages
Summa theologiae (Thomas van Aquino)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780754687801