This unique book combines selected essential philosophical passages from Aquinas’ Summa with footnotes and explanations by Peter Kreeft. Kreeft selected those passages from Aquinas that are intrinsically important, non-technical enough to be intelligible to modern readers, and most likely to be used in a class or by an independent reader. Kreeft’s detailed footnotes explain difficult or technical passages and call attention to points of particular significance for the modern reader.
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“The following quotation should be chiseled on the doorposts of every philosophy department in the world: ‘The study of philosophy is not the study of what men have opined, but of what is the truth.’” (Page 11)
“I know of no one since St. Paul who is so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom.” (Page 12)
“The fifth way is taken from the governance of the world” (Page 69)
“Therefore I say that this proposition, ‘God exists,’ of itself is self-evident, for the predicate is the same as the subject; because God is His own existence as will be hereafter shown (Q. 3, A. 4). Now because we do not know the essence of God, the proposition is not self-evident to us; but needs to be demonstrated by things that are more known to us, though less known in their nature6—namely, by effects.” (Page 56)
“He is the beginning of things and their last end, and especially of rational creatures” (Page 53)
Peter Kreeft is a philosopher, theologian, and apologist. His concise, lucid, wit-infused prose draws frequent comparisons to that of C. S. Lewis. He has written dozens of books on understanding philosophy, defending the Christian faith, and encouraging Catholics on difficult doctrine. He is currently professor of philosophy at Boston College.