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The Resource Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" : a biography, Bernard McGinn

Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" : a biography, Bernard McGinn

Label
Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" : a biography
Title
Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae"
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Bernard McGinn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, the Summa was conceived by Aquinas as an instructional guide for teachers and novices and a compendium of all the approved teachings of the Catholic Church. It synthesizes an astonishing range of scholarship, covering hundreds of topics and containing more than a million and a half words--and was still unfinished at the time of Aquinas's death. Here, Bernard McGinn, one of today's most acclaimed scholars of medieval Christianity, vividly describes the world that shaped Aquinas, then turns to the Dominican friar's life and career, examining Aquinas's reasons for writing his masterpiece, its subject matter, and the novel way he organized it. McGinn gives readers a brief tour of the Summa itself, and then discusses its reception over the past seven hundred years. He looks at the influence of the Summa on such giants of medieval Christendom as Meister Eckhart, its ridicule during the Enlightenment, the rise and fall of Neothomism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the role of the Summa in the post-Vatican II church, and the book's enduring relevance today
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1937-
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McGinn, Bernard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
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  • Thomas
  • Thomas
  • Catholic Church
  • Thomas
  • Catholic Church
  • RELIGION
  • Theology, Doctrinal
Label
Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" : a biography, Bernard McGinn
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The World That Made Thomas Aquinas -- Creating the Summa theologiae -- A Tour of the Summa theologiae -- The Tides of Thomism, 1275-1850 -- The Rise and Fall of Neothomism -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn874965761
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850068
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5vhprx
  • 585096
  • cb40d520-e46c-4903-a5ba-ec321c012bfe
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874965761
Label
Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae" : a biography, Bernard McGinn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The World That Made Thomas Aquinas -- Creating the Summa theologiae -- A Tour of the Summa theologiae -- The Tides of Thomism, 1275-1850 -- The Rise and Fall of Neothomism -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn874965761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850068
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5vhprx
  • 585096
  • cb40d520-e46c-4903-a5ba-ec321c012bfe
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874965761

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