A Summa of the Summa
Publication Date: October 1, 1990
In this book, Peter Kreeft offers readers a comprehensive view of Thomas Aquinas' seminal work, The Summa Theologica. This timeless volume follows the great medieval theologian in his explorations of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and Greco-Roman heritages. Kreeft combines the great philosopher's passages with detailed analyses written in a professional tone that makes the work accessible to modern readers.
The volume features powerful essays by Kreeft related to topics such as: grace and free will; understanding God; knowledge through faith; merits and satisfaction; charity and humility; immortality of the soul; spiritual powers of humans; manifestation of divine power on earth; Eucharistic Sacrifice -its nature and effects; Incarnation of Christ; Providence and government efforts to promote religion; prayer for worldly goods, practices arising from an erroneous interpretation of religion, indulgences, miracles and prophecies. This volume also covers some moral teachings which were so important for Aquinas.
Packed with essential insights from Aquinas combined with interpretations from Kreeft that are engaging yet explanatory, this book is a pleasure for anyone looking to explore the profound wisdom found within Aquinas' writing. A Summa of the Summa helps you understand why Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived.