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by Aidan Nichols

  • Author: Aidan Nichols
  • ISBN: 0802805140
  • ISBN13: 978-0802805140
  • ePub: 1749 kb | FB2: 1530 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Eerdmans; 1st edition (February 20, 2003)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work, and Influence ePub download

In "Discovering Aquinas" Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman. This book could not have come at a better time.

In "Discovering Aquinas" Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman. After a lengthy period of declining interest in Aquinas, we are starting to see a Thomistic renaissance, including a renewed appreciation for the way Aquinas's work so brilliantly weaves together philosophy, theology, spirituality, revelation, and ethics.

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Nichols began his academic work in the Russian theological tradition and has written on many figures including Sergei Bulgakov. 2002) Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work and Influence. However he is best known for his work on Hans Urs von Balthasar, publishing three analytic volumes on von Balthasar's famous trilogy: The Word Has Been Abroad: A Guide Through Balthasar's Aesthetics (1998), No Bloodless Myth: A Guide Through Balthasar’s Dramatics (2000) and Say It Is Pentecost: A Guide Through Balthasar’s Logic (2001). 2002) Beyond the Blue Glass: Catholic Essays on Faith and Culture.

In Discovering Aquinas Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman.

In Discovering Aquinas, Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought . This is an excellent introduction to the work, influence, and significance of St. Thomas Aquinas in a small compass

In Discovering Aquinas, Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman. Thomas Aquinas in a small compass. Written with the general reader in mind, the book does not enter into the intricacies of Thomas' thought, but provides what the author calls a miniature, a work that will portray the beauty of its subject by imparting its essential features in the hope that viewers, or in this case readers, will be moved to pursue the details on their own. -Sixteenth Century Journal.

Kerr, After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002. Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work, and Influence. William B. Eerdmans, 2002.

William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. (2002). Similar books and articles. Living with God: Thomas Aquinas on the Relation Between Life on Earth and "Life" After Death. Carlo Leget - 1997 - Peeters. After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism.

2015) There Is No Rose: The Mariology of the Catholic Church. 2002) Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work and Influence

2015) There Is No Rose: The Mariology of the Catholic Church. 2013) Figuring out the Church: Her Marks, and Her Masters. 2002) A Pope and a Council on the Sacred Liturgy: Pope Pius Xii's Mediator Dei and the Second Vatican Council's Sacrosanctum Concilium With a Comparative Study a Tale of Two Documents. 2001) Pentecost: A Guide Through Balthasar's Logic.

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Nicholas M. Healy (a1). St John's University, New York, USA.

Thomas Aquinas is one of the great figures of church history, and his ideas continue to have a powerful effect on theologians and contemporary writers from very different backgrounds and traditions. In Discovering Aquinas Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman. This book could not have come at a better time. After a lengthy period of declining interest in Aquinas, we are starting to see a Thomistic renaissance, including a renewed appreciation for the way Aquinas's work so brilliantly weaves together philosophy, theology, spirituality, revelation, and ethics. As Nichols writes, "It is because of the wonderfully integrated character of the wisdom of Thomas Aquinas -- integrated not only as supernatural with natural but also as thinking with love -- that the church in our day should not leave him as a fresco on a wall but find inspiration from his teaching and example." By means of writing as felicitous as it is insightful, Nichols chronicles the compelling facts of Aquinas's life, explores the major facets of his thought, establishes Aquinas's historical importance, and shows why many today are regarding him as a vital partner in current debates about the future of Christianity.
monotronik
Great introduction to Aquinas's work. For those like me looking to learn more about Thomas Aquinas but want a basis to start from this is a great book
Iseared
As, at best an agnostic, it was very interesting to read a book so completely grounded in the Catholic tradition, and so completely assured of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. That said, I picked up the book at the library because I wanted to learn more about Thomas Aquinas' philosophy, and "Discovering Aquinas" really didn't do that job.

In addition, Aidan Nichols' language is clearly influenced by a long acquaintance with Latin, and when an obscure word can be found, he'll use it. There is also an assumed knowledge of Catholic intellectual history that leads to many references that the more casual reader will not be able to track.

What does become clear, however, is the intellectually convoluted gyrations necessary to accomplish Aquinas' goal of reconciling faith (in this case orthodox Catholicism) and reason (Aristotle rather than Plato) can't help but create a host of elaborate justifications. To reference another medieval thinker, William of Ockham's "razor" (simple explanations are better than complex ones) cuts to the quick, as, for example, creating a logical structure that accounts for angels makes the epicycles of ancient astronomy seem crystal clear in comparison.

Nonetheless, reading Aquinas on the Trinity and theological cosmology is interesting, and Nichols, language aside, does a reasonably quick and cogent job of putting these medieval ideas in terms 21st century readers can understand.

Still, I wouldn't recommend this book to any but someone seriously interested in Catholicism and its philosophical underpinnings. For those readers, though, this brief work is an excellent introduction to one of the most influential thinkers of the past thousand years.
Browelali
This book was recommended for background/preliminary reading for a course on Aquinas' thought. I have dipped into this book and the author clearly has great command of his subject; however, it is not a book for those who are not already aquainted with Aquinas. I think/hope that I will be able to get the most benefit from "Discovering Aquinas" after I've done the course. The writing is generally clear and elegant, there being just enough idiosyncratic turn of phrase to maintain interest and keep you on your guard, though it is also sometimes somewhat too allusive.
Cheber
This book is terribly hard to understand, especially without a Catholic background and limited foreknowledge on the life of Thomas Aquinas. The writing is difficult to follow and I found myself having to read sentences three times to get the meaning.
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