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Summa Contra Gentiles: Salvation
By Vernon J. Bourke (trans) and Thomas
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Publisher Univ of Notre Dame Pr
Publication date May 31, 1989
Pages 360
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780268016845
ISBN-10 0268016844
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but also a creative and even revolutionary work of Christian apologetics composed at the precise moment when Christian thought needed to be intellectually creative in order to master and assimilate the intelligence and wisdom of the Greeks and the Arabs. In the Summa, Aquinas works to save and purify the thought of the Greeks and the Arabs in the higher light of Christian Revelation, confident that all that had been rational in the ancient philosophers and their followers would become more rational within Christianity.
This exposition and defense of divine truth has two main parts: the consideration of that truth that faith professes and reason investigates, and the consideration of the truth that faith professes and reason is not competent to investigate. The exposition of truths accessible to natural reason occupies Aquinas in the first three books of the Summa. His method is to bring forward demonstrative and probable arguments, some of which are drawn from the philosophers, to convince the skeptic. In the fourth book of the Summa St. Thomas appeals to the authority of the Sacred Scripture for those divine truths that surpass the capacity of reason.
The present volume is a study of what God has revealed through scripture, specifically the Trinity, the Incarnation, and the end of the world. Book 1 of the Summa deals with God; Book 2, Creation; and Book 3, Providence.

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