Thomas Aquinas

A Very Brief History

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Brian Davies
Very Brief Histories
  • London, England: 
    Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
    , March
     2018.
     128 pages.
     $14.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780281076116.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Joseph Lim forthcoming.

Description

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Aquinas assesses his impact on the world as it was at the time and outlines the key ideas and values connected with him. It explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part surveys the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of Aquinas, exploring the ways in which his impact has lasted. Why does he continue to be so influential, and what aspects of his legacy are likely to endure beyond today and into the future? The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Brian Davies is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

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