1. Nature from the Top Down -- 2. From God to Everything Else -- 3. Creation as Doubly Universal Production -- 4. Creation's Modalities -- 5. Could the Created World have Existed for Ever? -- 6. The Origin of Species -- 7. Intellects -- 8. Metaphysical Hybrids -- 9. The Soul's Anatomy -- 10. Souls before Birth and at Death -- App. I. A Chronology of Aquinas's Life and Works -- App. II. A Table Indicating the Correspondence between Sections of Chapters of SCG II in the Pera (Marietti) Edition and the Anderson Translation -- App. III. In Sent. I.44.1.2: Could God Make a Better Universe?
Norman Kretzmann expounds and criticises Aquinas' theology of creation, which is natural (or philosophical) in that Aquinas developed it without depending on the data of Scripture
Sequel to: The Metaphysics of Theism
Includes bibliographical references (pages 440-449) and indexes