By Fergus Kerr
Thomas Aquinas is among the giants of medieval philosophy, a philosopher who had--and who nonetheless has--a profound impact on Western idea. Aquinas used to be a debatable determine in his time who used to be usually engaged in fierce theological debates. He was once the most important classical proponent of ordinary theology, and the daddy of the Thomistic tuition of philosophy and theology. This Very brief creation will examine Aquinas in a historic context, and discover the Church and tradition into which Aquinas was once born. it is going to think of Aquinas as thinker and theologian, and may examine the connection among philosophy and faith within the 13th century. Fergus Kerr, during this enticing and informative creation, makes the Summa Theologiae, Aquinas's maximum unmarried paintings, obtainable to new readers. He additionally sheds worthy gentle at the significance of Thomas Aquinas nowa days, exhibiting why Aquinas issues now, illustrating the numerous position that the writings of Aquinas play in modern debate.