A Summa of The Summa by Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft

Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known 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 jam-packed with either theoretical and functional knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet fairly vital at the present time as a result of his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages.

This designated booklet combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and factors by way of Kreeft, a favored Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically very important, non-technical adequate to be intelligible to trendy readers, and probably for use in a category or by way of self sustaining readers who are looking to learn the Summa on their lonesome. Kreeft's specific footnotes clarify tricky or technical passages and make contact with recognition to issues of specific value for the trendy reader. This e-book is the main clever, transparent, and necessary entry to Saint Thomas in print. features a thesaurus and an index.

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2, cap. 25, dub. 3, num. 33, p. 342: ‘Quia non obstante hac constitutione, in Italia maxime viget et semper viguit ista forma contrahendi, et passim schedulis impressis extat et versatur in omnium manibus. Unde patet illam constitutionem vel numquam ibi fuisse receptam vel certe non vetare hanc formulam, sed alio spectare. ’ 57 Noonan: 1957, 220 – 221. ’ 59 Musculus: 1564, 47. © 2014, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, Göttingen ISBN Print: 9783525550748 — ISBN E-Book: 9783647550749 The Catholic Spirit of Capitalism?

40 At the end of this analysis of Lessius’ argumentation in favor of the triple contract, there is but one conclusion to be made: Lessius adamantly defended the justice of the triple contract against all possible objections. He claimed that commercial credit could be granted to a merchant by means of a partnership contract to which insurance and purchase agreements were added so as to guarantee favorable investment conditions to the capitalist. 42 But once this condition was met, Lessius firmly denied that intending to conclude a triple agreement rather than a money-loan was a sinful attempt to escape the usury prohibition.

Boschaeus’ attitude towards second marriages, particularly by widows, is similar to his attitude towards marriages entered into without parental consent: they are valid but not to be encouraged. He closes by © 2014, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. 10 These tracts were first published in Paris in 1564, when the author was thirty-three, and were many times reprinted. They are exercises in the reconstruction of pre-Justinianic Roman law and practice. The learning is impressive. With the exception of Gaius’ Institutes, which was discovered long after Brisson’s time, he has all the relevant legal texts on how the ancient Romans got married (De ritu nuptiarum) and what persons were prohibited from forming a lawful Roman marriage (De iure connubiorum).

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