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God, Good , and the Desire of all Things

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beginning with the Aristotelian dictum that “the good is what all desire,” this chapter argues that for Thomas the good is Jesus Christ and the Triune God. So understood, this principle founds his ... More


Thomas’s Intellectual Project

Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt

in Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199213146
eISBN:
9780191762734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213146.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the nature of Thomas Aquinas’ intellectual project. It begins by considering a view of Aquinas that is believed to be wrong — the view of Aquinas as one who is engaged in a ... More


Faith, Theology, and Contemplation

Rik Van Nieuwenhove

in Thomas Aquinas and Contemplation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192895295
eISBN:
9780191916090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

How does Aquinas conceive of the connections between faith and theological contemplation? How does he defend the scientific nature of theology? What is the role of the assent of faith, and is Aquinas ... More


The Perfection of Habit

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter reconstructs Thomas’s account of habit demonstrating its philosophical plausibility, tracing its textual origins, and displaying its capacity to bring distinctively human agency into ... More


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