Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles: A Guide and Commentary

2017.01.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brian Davies, Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles: A Guide and Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2016, 485pp., $45.00
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2017.01.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Brian Davies, Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles: A Guide and Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2016, 485pp., $45.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780190456542. Reviewed by Joseph Stenberg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin This book gives one the feeling of being in the presence of a talented and experienced teacher, who brings Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles (SCG) to life for his students. For students and especially for teachers of Aquinas's philosophy and theology, Brian Davies' guide and commentary is a gift. The book is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the SCG. So, after a preface and a bit of background, Davies's commentary takes up virtually every topic discussed in the order in which the SCG covers it. So the commentary treats, e.g., God's existence and attributes, God's activity in creating and sustaining the world, the nature of intellectual creatures, good and evil, happiness, divine. . .

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