Aquinas the Augustinian

Aquinas the Augustinian

By: Matthew Levering (editor), Barry David (editor), Michael Dauphinais (editor)Paperback

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The influence Of St Augustine's thought upon that of St Thomas Aquinas is well known. With the exception of particular philosophical controversies, however, relatively little research has been done in this area. In summaries of medieval theology, Aquinas is often seen as a follower of Aristotle over the traditional "Augustinians" of his day. Against this emphasis on Aristotle, the influence upon Aquinas of such thinkers as Pseudo-Dionysius has been highlighted in recent research. While happily granting the influence of such figures as Aristotle and Pseudo-Dionysius, this book explores the impact of Augustine's thought on Acquinas' theology, philosophy, and biblical exegesis. The result is an enrichment of our understanding of Aquinas' contributions and a renewed awareness of his extraordinary indebtedness to his fifth-century teacher. The book is composed of eleven essays by an international group of renowned scholars from the United States, England, Switzerland, Holland, and Italy. The contributors are Gilles Emery, O P, Harm Goris, Wayne Hankey, Mark Johnson, Matthew Lamb, Matthew Levering, Guy Mansini, O S B, Bruce D Marshall, John O'Callaghan, John Rist, and Michael Sherwin.

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Michael Dauphinais, Barry David, and Matthew Levering are associate professors of theology at Ave Maria University. Dauphinais is the author of Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Levering is the author of Sacrifice and Community: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist, Scripture and Metaphysics, and Christ's Fulfillment of Torah and Temple. Both are coauthors of Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Reading of the Bible and coeditors of Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas.

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  • publication date: 15/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780813214924
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780813214924
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 0813214920

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