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 basic beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so packed with either theoretical and useful knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet really 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 designated ebook combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and motives by way of Kreeft, a favored Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically very important, non-technical sufficient to be intelligible to fashionable readers, and probably for use in a category or through self sufficient readers who are looking to learn the Summa on their lonesome. Kreeft's specified footnotes clarify tough or technical passages and phone consciousness to issues of specific importance for the trendy reader. This e-book is the main clever, transparent, and precious entry to Saint Thomas in print. features a thesaurus and an index.

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Just another baby in the family . . But the unseen Powers, Whose inscrutable Play lies behind the mystery of heredity, had ordained that all the intelligence and intuition, and all the willpower and heroism of generations and generations, — all the virtues and genius of the privileged Race, fated to rule — should find in that Child their highest expression; that the Babe should be a godlike one: whose consciousness was, one day, to be none other than the deeper consciousness of his people and of the Race at large, for all times to come, and whose dream was to inspire a new civilisation.

I noticed a bee fly out of a flower in which it had been gathering honey. The atmosphere of the whole town was peaceful, sunny, homely. “It must have looked like that when ‘he’ was a child,” thought I, once more. The earliest picture I have ever seen or our Führer is one taken in Braunau when he was about a year old. ”1 Peaceful years; years without history; years of slow life, the type of which most people in Braunau apparently live still today; years that interest us only because “he” has lived them.

It is one of the other workmen who answered his question. “Yes, my friend. ” And turning to me — who had blushed — he said, as he helped me to carry my heavy suitcase (full of books) to the door: “You will find plenty people to show you the house where ‘he’ was born. We would gladly take you there ourselves. But we are not free: we are working on the railway. When coming out of the station, follow the road on your right, which leads straight to the town; and then, ask anybody . ” “I thank you,” answered I simply.

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