Thomas Aquinas - Selected Writings

ISBN-10: 0140436324

ISBN-13: 9780140436327

Edition: 1998

Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny, Ralph McInerny

List price: $18.00 Buy it from $10.79
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


In this superb collection, arranged chronologically, celebrated Thomas scholar Ralph McInerny brings together sermons, philosophical commentaries, responses to criticism and substantial extracts from Thomas's great Summae.
Used Starting from $11.04
New Starting from $15.53
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS PowerPoint® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Ralph McInerny was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 24, 1929. He served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Paul Seminary in 1951, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and a doctorate in philosophy from Laval University in Quebec in 1954. He was a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty from 1955 until 2009. He gained international renown as a scholar, author and lecturer who specialized in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. During his academic career, he was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and publisher of Catholic Dossier magazine and co-founder of Crisis magazine. His philosophical works include Aquinas on Human Action, The Question of Christian Ethics, and Aquinas and Analogy. His novels include the Father Dowling Mystery series, an Andrew Broom Mystery series, and the Sister Mary Teresa Mystery series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. He died on January 29, 2010 at the age of 80.

A Note on the Texts
Student (1245-56)
The Inaugural Sermons (1256)
On the Principles of Nature (1252-6)
On Being and Essence (1252-6)
The Nature of Theology. Commentary on Sentences 1, Prologue (1252-4)
The Work of the Six Days of Creation. Commentary on Sentences 2.2, d. 12 (1252-4)
Master at Paris (1256-9)
Theology, Faith and Reason. On Boethius On the Trinity, 1-2 (1257)
How are Things Good? Exposition of On the Hebdomads of Boethius (1257)
The Meanings of Truth. Disputed Question on Truth, 1 (1256-9)
On the Teacher. Disputed Question on Truth, II (1256-9)
On Conscience, Disputed Question on Truth, 17 (1256-9)
Italy (1259-68)
Proof of God's Existence. Summa contra Gentiles, 1, 9-14 (1259)
The Human Good. Summa contra Gentiles, 3 (1259-65)
On the Divine Simplicity. Disputed Question of the Power of God, 7 (1265-6)
On Goodness and the Goodness of God. Summa theologiae, 1, 5-6 (1268)
On Creation, Summa theologiae, 1, 44 (1268)
On Angelic Knowledge. Summa theologiae, 1, 54-8 (1268)
Definitions of Soul. On Aristotle's De anima, 2, 1-3 (1268)
Platonism and Neoplatonism. Preface to Exposition of On the Divine Names (1265-8)
Paris (1269-72)
The Range of Natural Philosophy. Expositions of Physics, 1, 1, Preface to On the Heavens, Preface to On Sense and the Sensed Object (1269)
How Words Mean. Exposition of On Interpretation, 1-5 (1270-71)
On the Ultimate End. Summa theologiae, 1-2, 1-5 (1271)
On Human Choice. Disputed Question on Evil, 6 (1266-72)
What Makes Actions Good or Bad? Summa theologiae, 1-2, 18-20 (1271)
On Law and Natural Law: Summa theologiae, 1-2, 90-94 (1271)
The Virtues. Summa theologiae, 1-2, 55-7 (1271-2)
The Active and Contemplative Lives. Summa theologiae, 2-2, 179-81 (1271-2)
On the Eternity of the World (1271)
The Love of Wisdom. Exposition of Metaphysics, Preface and 1, 1-3 (1271)
Naples (1272-4)
The Logic of the Incarnation. Summa theologiae, 3, 16 (1273)
What is a Sacrament? Summa theologiae, 3, 6 (1273)
The Exposition of the Book of Causes, 1-5 (1272)
Exposition of Paul's Epistle to Philemon (1273)
Exposition of the Angelic Salutation (Ave Maria) (1273)
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.