A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of by Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft

A shortened model of Kreeft's a lot higher Summa of the Summa, which in flip used to be a shortened model of the Summa Theologica. the cause of the double shortening is beautiful seen: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa used to be simply over 500.) The Summa is unquestionably the best, such a lot bold, most sensible e-book of theology ever written. In it, there's additionally a lot philosophy, that is chosen, excerpted, prepared, brought, and defined in footnotes the following by way of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally famous as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so filled with either theoretical and sensible knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet relatively very important this present day due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little publication is designed for newbies, both for school room use or separately. It comprises the main well-known and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to knowing them.

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Signifies that the form "Veraio" was used in the Drouart folio and duodecimo editions; "Ed. " should logically signifY that the form "Veraio" was used in the 1626 edition, since the 1620 Genevan edition was adopted by the London editors as their text. d. Ed. Gen. 1620" appears in the apparatus (IV, 21Sy). But if the apparatus gives the 1620 form, then the reading in the text presumably comes from the 1626 edition, the only other edition of Book 79 published before the London edition itself. However, if we consult Book 79 in editions 6 and 7, we find that in neither of these editions does "Wraio" or "Manwoodo" appear!

2 Buckley discusses this change in I (Mead), 16. 8 for de Thou's text. , reprints the documents behind the controversy, from which it emerges that Vossius is primarily exercised about the affair for personal reasons: he married duJon's daughter. 4 Cf. II, 773* and II, 780. See note 3, page 151, for discussion of the confusing signs used in the critical apparatus of the London edition to describe this change. 44 THE EDITIONS OF DE THOU'S H1STORr OF HIS TIME of navigation in the Channel no longer appeared in the History, although mention of the war fleet remained.

3 An anonymous printing of the History in Paris, like that which de Thou undertook with regard to deleted portions of his third edition, 4 would have been immediately blamed upon de Thou's legatees. 5 Therefore, Dupuy and Rigault decided to send the History to de Thou's friend Georg Lingelsheim in Germany for publication there. Lingelsheim, See p. 10. "Historiarum mearum, quas ad Dei gloriam et publicam utilitatem sine odio et gratia, Deum ipsum testor et homines, conscripsi, para tam editionem, si ante quam ipsa edatur moriar, iisdem [Dupuy and Rigault] committo ...

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