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Summa Theologica

In part 1, question 3 of Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas delves into God's simplicity. We must, he asserts, examine God's mode of being from the perspective of what it is not, for our human minds...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 4:26 pm UTC

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Summa Theologica

In Part 3, Question 53, of his Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas deals with four questions about Christ's Resurrection. In Article 1, he asks “Whether it was necessary for Christ to rise again?” He...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2021 12:28 am UTC

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Summa Theologica

Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica (written in mid-13th century Italy) is intended as a treatise to explain Christianity to students of theology. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the most...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 3:28 am UTC

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Summa Theologica

The first five questions of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, First Part of the Second Part, are the following: What is man's ultimate goal? What are the things in which man's happiness...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2019 3:09 pm UTC

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Summa Theologica

The purpose of question 75 (LXXV) is to sort out how the soul relates to the body. According to Thomas Aquinas, theologians have put a great deal of thought into how the soul relates to human...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2021 3:33 pm UTC

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Summa Theologica

What Aquinas is trying to do is to justify the elevated position of the Virgin Mary in orthodox Christian theology, using carefully-reasoned logical argument to defend her unique status. As...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 9:05 am UTC

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