Summa Theologiae: Volume 46, Action and Contemplation: 2a2ae. 179-182 by Thomas AquinasSumma Theologiae: Volume 46, Action and Contemplation: 2a2ae. 179-182 by Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologiae: Volume 46, Action and Contemplation: 2a2ae. 179-182

byThomas AquinasEditorJordan Aumann

Paperback | October 26, 2006

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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.
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 spec...
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Title:Summa Theologiae: Volume 46, Action and Contemplation: 2a2ae. 179-182Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.35 inPublished:October 26, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521029546

ISBN - 13:9780521029544

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Table of Contents

General preface; Editorial notes; Introduction; Question 179. Active and contemplative life; Question 180. The contemplative life; Question 181. The active life; Question 182. Comparison of the active and contemplative ways of life; Appendices; Glossary; Index.