Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace

2017.05.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregory M. Reichberg, Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 302pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.05.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gregory M. Reichberg, Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 302pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107019904. Reviewed by G. Scott Davis, University of Richmond Given the many avatars of Aquinas stalking the contemporary stage -- from the quasi-Kantian of John Finnis to James Turner Johnson's Augustinian to Richard Miller's crypto-pacifist -- it is good to have an overview grounded in the full spectrum of St. Thomas's works, informed as well by his early modern commentators and contemporary critics. Gregory M. Reichberg is doubtless correct that understanding the scope of Thomas's work and its historical development are essential to grasping what he is up to in his various discussions of war and peace. I'll say a bit about how much and what sort of historical stage-setting is essential in a moment.[1] The book has two parts. The first "was written as a single unit," in... . . .

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