The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II

About Aquinas St Thomas Aquinas lived from 1224 5 to 1274, mostly in his native Italy but for a time in France He was the greatest of the medieval philosopher theologians, and one of the most important of all Western thinkers His most famous books are the two summaries of his teachings, the Summa contra gentiles and the Summa theologiae About this book Norman KretzmanAbout Aquinas St Thomas Aquinas lived from 1224 5 to 1274, mostly in his native Italy but for a time in France He was the greatest of the medieval philosopher theologians, and one of the most important of all Western thinkers His most famous books are the two summaries of his teachings, the Summa contra gentiles and the Summa theologiae About this book Norman Kretzmann expounds and criticizes Aquinas s natural theology of creation, which is natural or philosophical in virtue of Aquinas s having developed it without depending on the data of Scripture The Metaphysics of Creation is a continuation of the project Kretzmann began in The Metaphysics of Theism, moving the focus from the first to the second book of Aquinas s Summa contra gentiles Here we find Aquinas building upon his account of the existence and nature of God, arguing that the existence of things other than God must be explained by divine creation out of nothing He develops arguments to identify God s motivation for creating, to defend the possibility of a beginningless created universe, and to explain the origin of species He then focuses exclusively on creatures with intellects, with the result that than half of his natural theology of creation constitutes a philosophy of mind Kretzmann gives a masterful guide through all these arguments As before, he not only expounds Aquinas s natural theology, but advocates it as the best historical instance available to us.
The Metaphysics of Creation Aquinas s Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II About Aquinas St Thomas Aquinas lived from to mostly in his native Italy but for a time in France He was the greatest of the medieval philosopher theologians and one of the most importan

  • Title: The Metaphysics of Creation: Aquinas's Natural Theology in Summa contra gentiles II
  • Author: Norman Kretzmann
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  • Page: 400
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