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Religion and Worship

ISBN-10: 0521029473

ISBN-13: 9780521029476

Edition: 2006

Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Kevin D. O'Rourke

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The Summa Theologiae ranks among the greatest documents of the Christian Church, and is a landmark of medieval western thought. It provides the framework for Catholic studies in systematic theology and for a classical Christian philosophy, and is regularly consulted by scholars of all faiths and none, across a range of academic disciplines. This paperback reissue of the classic Latin/English edition first published by the English Dominicans in the 1960s and 1970s, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, has been undertaken in response to regular requests from readers and librarians around the world for the entire series of 61 volumes to be made available again. The original text is unchanged, except for the correction of a small number of typographical errors.
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List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

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.

General Preface
Editorial Notes
Introduction
The Potential Parts of Justice
Are the virtues annexed to justice correctly enumerated?
Religion in Itself
Is religion concerned only with our relationship to God?
Is religion a virtue?
Is religion one virtue?
Is religion a special virtue?
Is religion a theological virtue?
Is religion better than the other moral virtues?
Does religion have any external actions?
Are religion and sanctity identified?
Devotion
Is devotion a special act?
Is devotion an act of religion?
Do contemplation and meditation cause devotion?
Is joy an effect of devotion?
Prayer
Is prayer an act of the cognitive or appetitive powers?
Is prayer useful?
Is prayer an act of religion?
Should we pray only to God?
Should we ask for something definite when we pray?
May we request temporal goods when we pray?
Should we pray for others?
Must we pray for our enemies?
Are the petitions in the Lord's Prayer well set out?
Is prayer reserved to rational creatures?
Do the saints in heaven pray for us?
Should prayer be vocal?
Is attention necessary during prayer?
Should prayer be prolonged?
Is prayer meritorious?
Do sinners impetrate anything from God through prayer?
Are the different parts of prayer, supplications, petitions, intercessions and thanksgivings?
Adoration
Is adoration an act of religion?
Does adoration imply bodily action?
Should adoration be restricted to a determined place?
Sacrifice
Does offering sacrifice to God pertain to the natural law?
Is sacrifice offered to God alone?
Is sacrifice a distinct act of virtue?
Are all obliged to offer sacrifice?
Oblations and First Fruits of the Harvest
Are men obliged to make oblations?
Should oblations be made only to priests?
May a man make an offering from any of his lawful possessions?
Are men obliged to offer first fruits of the harvest?
Tithes
Are men obliged by precept to pay tithes?
Are men bound to pay tithes on all their possessions?
Should tithes be given to the clergy?
Are the clergy bound to give tithes?
Vows
Does a vow consist in a resolve of the will alone?
Should a vow always be made concerning a greater good?
Must every vow be kept?
Is a vow useful?
Is a vow an act of religion?
Is it more praiseworthy and deserving to do something with a vow than without a vow?
Is a vow solemnized by receiving Holy Orders or by profession of a fixed rule?
May those subject to others pronounce a vow?
Can children vow to enter religious life?
Can a vow be dispensed or commuted?
Can the solemn vow of continence be dispensed?
Is a superior's authority required for a dispensation from a vow?
On Oaths
Does swearing mean calling God to witness?
Is taking an oath lawful?
What are the conditions of an oath?
Is an oath an act of religion?
May oaths be used frequently?
Is it lawful to invoke creatures when swearing?
Has an oath any binding force?
Is an oath more binding than a vow?
Can one be dispensed from an oath?
Does any condition of person or time affect the validity of an oath?
Taking God's Name by Adjuration
Is it lawful to adjure a man?
Is it lawful to adjure devils?
Is it lawful to adjure irrational creatures?
Use of God's Name in Prayer or Praise
Should God be praised vocally?
Should songs be used in praising God?
The Setting
Devotion
Prayer
Sacrifice
Liturgy
The Sacraments
Glossary
Index