Aquinas 101

A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

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Publication date: September 1, 2007

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A brief, engaging, and readable summary of the influential thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Catholic Church's greatest minds. In this clear, thoughtful and immensely readable book, Francis Selman offers summaries on some of the most complex topics in the writing of St. Thomas Aquinas. Selman deftly draws on the work of contemporary scholars while situating Aquinas in relation to the thinkers and schools of thought he was both confronting and drawing upon. The result provides an overview that places the thought of Aquinas both in his time and in our own.

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Pages: 224

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780870612435

Imprint: Christian Classics

  • “Clear, straightforward.”


    “Graced with clear, straightforward language and simple, fitting illustrations, this work enables one unfamiliar with Aquinas both to acquire a basic appreciation of St. Thomas's views and to relate those views to contemporary philosophical and theological discussions. Those seeking acquaintance with one of the greatest minds the Western world has produced will not be disappointed by Fr. Selman's excellent text.”

    Thomas Flint
    Professor of Philosophy
    University of Notre Dame

  • “A gift for teachers.”


    “This book is a gift for teachers of Catholic philosophy and theology. Now he can be studied by the 'beginners' he cared so much for. And thanks to Francis Selman, he can also be understood.”

    Mark Johnson
    Professor of Theology
    Marquette University

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