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Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)

Author of Summa Theologiae

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Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical show more Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. show less

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Works by Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologiae (1265) 1,431 copies, 8 reviews
Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (1948) 1,235 copies, 4 reviews
Summa of the Summa (1990) 712 copies, 3 reviews
Treatise on Law (1963) 528 copies, 1 review
On Being and Essence (1252) 433 copies, 4 reviews
Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1 (1955) 432 copies, 1 review
The Pocket Aquinas (1960) 413 copies, 4 reviews
On Law, Morality, and Politics (1988) 411 copies, 2 reviews
Summa Contra Gentiles (1956) 401 copies, 2 reviews
Britannica Great Books: Aquinas II (1952) — Author — 362 copies
Summa Theologiae: A Concise Translation (1989) 360 copies, 1 review
Aquinas on Nature and Grace (1954) 345 copies, 1 review
Treatise On the Virtues (1992) 246 copies
Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 3, Part 1 (1955) 219 copies, 1 review
Treatise on Happiness (1964) 172 copies
Catena Aurea (4 Volumes) (1997) 158 copies
On Evil (1995) 154 copies
On Kingship to the King of Cyprus (1274) 134 copies, 1 review
Compendium of Theology (1988) 119 copies, 1 review
On Human Nature (1999) 96 copies, 1 review
Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics (1200) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Philosophical texts (1951) 93 copies, 1 review
On Faith and Reason (Aquinas) (1999) 84 copies, 1 review
Truth (1986) 71 copies
Selected Writings (1939) 65 copies
Britannica Great Books: Aquinas I and II (1952) — Author — 62 copies, 1 review
St. Thomas Aquinas, Theological Texts. (1957) 58 copies, 1 review
Meditations For Lent (1975) 54 copies, 1 review
Of God and His Creatures (1905) 49 copies
A Summary of Philosophy (2003) 48 copies
Commentary on Aristotle's Politics (2007) 45 copies, 1 review
Aquinas: Basic Works (The Hackett Aquinas) (2014) 25 copies, 1 review
Opera Omnia Tomus XVIII (1949) 25 copies
On Spiritual Creatures (1269) 23 copies
The power of God (1952) 22 copies
Blessed Sacrament And The Mass (2005) 16 copies, 1 review
The disputed questions on truth (1954) 16 copies, 1 review
Thomas Aquinas (2000) 14 copies
Quaestiones Quodlibetales (1949) 14 copies
Suma teologica : seleccion (1985) 14 copies, 1 review
Suma Teologica - Volume 6 (2005) 13 copies
Treatise on God (1965) 12 copies
Quaestiones Disputatae (2009) 12 copies
Commentary on the Sentences (2017) 12 copies
The Soul 12 copies
Aquinas Scripture series (1969) 10 copies
Commentary on Isaiah (2021) 10 copies
Over de Tien Geboden (1970) 9 copies
Suma Contra os Gentios (2017) 9 copies
Commenti a Boezio (1997) — Author — 9 copies
Opuscula omnia 9 copies
Opuscula theologica (1954) 8 copies
Exposição Sobre o Credo (2010) 7 copies
Antología metafísica (1991) 6 copies
Commentary on the Psalms (2013) 6 copies
El Credo (1969) 6 copies
Santo Tomás de Aquino (1901) 6 copies
On Charity: De Caritate (1960) 5 copies
SUMA DE TEOLOGIA. I. (2006) 5 copies
Opuscula Philosophica (1954) 5 copies
Ente e a Essencia, O (2000) 5 copies
De magistro (2003) 4 copies
God and Creation (2005) 4 copies
Le questioni disputate: 3 (1993) 4 copies
O Ente e a Essência (2001) 4 copies
De regimine principum (2010) 4 copies
Doctrina teológica 3 copies, 1 review
La somma teologica: 4 (1996) 3 copies
Voice From Assisi (2012) 3 copies
Os Dez Mandamentos (2014) 3 copies
Otázky o duši (2009) 3 copies
O pravdě ; O mysli (2003) 3 copies
Enkelit ja filosofia (2021) 3 copies
Država (1990) 3 copies
Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung (2007) 3 copies
Suma Teológica V (2010) 3 copies
O Poder de Deus (2014) 3 copies
Human Constitution (2005) 3 copies
Os Sete Pecados Capitais (2009) 3 copies
El ente y la esencia (2002) 2 copies
Suma de teologia; tomo 2 (1989) 2 copies
La somma teologica: 5 (1997) 2 copies
La somma teologica vol. 6 (1997) 2 copies
Izbrani filozofski spisi (1999) 2 copies
The Problem Of Evil (2005) 2 copies
Izabrano djelo 2 copies
La somma teologica vol. 1 (1996) 2 copies
Rekenschap van het geloof (2003) 2 copies
O dobru (2012) 2 copies
Wat maakt gelukkig? (2021) 2 copies
L'âme et le corps (2016) 2 copies
Dieu 2 copies
San Tommaso 2 copies
Fe, A (2016) 2 copies
Textes sur la morale (2000) 2 copies
Opuscoli filosofici 2 copies, 1 review
Opuscoli politici (1997) 2 copies
Summa Theologiae Vol. 8 (1967) 2 copies
Virtue: Way to Happiness (2005) 2 copies
Commentary on Romans (2020) 2 copies
Pagine di filosofia (1988) 2 copies
[D. Thomas] 1 copy
Wykład pacierza (1987) 1 copy
Kwestia o duszy (1996) 1 copy
De Regno (On Kingship) (2012) 1 copy
The 1 copy
War and peace (1982) 1 copy
Summa Theologica Vol I — Author — 1 copy, 1 review
Mag je een mens doden? (2008) 1 copy
Les raisons de la foi (1999) 1 copy
Buch I 1 copy
Lukasevangelium Text (2008) 1 copy
Kompendium teologie (2010) 1 copy
O důvodech víry (2011) 1 copy
Byt i istota 1 copy
Summa theologiae (1997) 1 copy
? 1 copy
Summa 1 copy
Thomas von Aquin (1978) 1 copy
Suma de Teología (2003) 1 copy
De regibus 1 copy
Livre-arb’trio, O (2015) 1 copy
Sobre os Anjos 1 copy, 1 review
Tratado De Magia (2006) 1 copy
La ley (2019) 1 copy, 1 review
Ways of God 1 copy
On the Passions (2015) 1 copy
Catena aurea : John (1997) 1 copy
DE VERITATE (1996) 1 copy
Escritos Políticos (2012) 1 copy
Penser le politique (2015) 1 copy
La Ley 1 copy
The trinity 1 copy
Cosmogony 1 copy
The emotions 1 copy
Penance 1 copy
Original sin 1 copy
Temperance 1 copy
Courage 1 copy
Prudence 1 copy
Hope 1 copy
Guds Seder 1 copy
The Summa 1 copy
On the Incarnation (2015) 1 copy
[No title] 1 copy
Sensualidade, A (2015) 1 copy
TRATADO DE LA LEY (2016) 1 copy
Graca, A (2016) 1 copy

Associated Works

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contributor — 774 copies, 11 reviews
Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West (Compass) (2002) — Contributor — 462 copies, 6 reviews
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 403 copies, 1 review
The Age of Belief: The Medieval Philosophers (1957) — Contributor — 401 copies, 1 review
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Author, some editions — 191 copies
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Contributor — 189 copies, 3 reviews
Man and Spirit: The Speculative Philosophers (1947) — Contributor — 173 copies, 1 review
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Contributor — 144 copies, 2 reviews
Other Selves: Philosophers on Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 90 copies
Metaphysics: A Guide and Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 74 copies
The Penguin Book of Exorcisms (2020) — Contributor — 60 copies, 1 review
God (Hackett Readings in Philosophy) (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 60 copies
Meeting of Minds: First Series (1978) — Subject — 57 copies, 2 reviews
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contributor — 54 copies
Panis Angelicus [score] (1986) — Author; Author — 46 copies, 6 reviews
The Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy (2005) — Contributor — 28 copies
Witness of the Saints: Patristic Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours (2012) — Contributor — 24 copies, 1 review
Reading Philosophy of Religion (2010) — Contributor — 10 copies
Every man an artist : readings in the traditional philosophy of art (2005) — Contributor, some editions — 10 copies
Immortality (1973) — Contributor — 6 copies
TOMAS DE AQUINO: LIMITE Y GRANDEZA DE UN (1992) — Associated Name — 4 copies


Common Knowledge

Other names
Aquinas, Thomas
Thomas of Aquin
Thomas of Aquino
"Dumb Ox"
Date of death
Burial location
Church of the Jacobins, Toulouse, France
Country (for map)
Aquino, Lazio, Kingdom of Sicily
Place of death
Fossanova Abbey, Latina, Italy
Places of residence
Cologne, Germany
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
University of Paris
University of Naples
Dominican Order
Roman Catholic Church
Awards and honors
Canonized (1323)
Doctor of the Church (1567)
Short biography
Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican friar and priest and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Doctor Angelicus", "Doctor Communis", and "Doctor Universalis"."Aquinas" is from the county of Aquino, an area his family held land in until 1137. He was born in Roccasecca, Italy.



Agnosticism of Augustine and Aquinas in Philosophy and Theory (July 2010)


After reading Summas, Theologica, and Conta Gentiles, I have a greater appreciation for Aquinas' profundity and thoroughness in philosophy. The majority of the significant works by this amazing author are collected in these two volumes.
jwhenderson | 1 other review | Apr 27, 2024 |
luvucenanzo06 | Sep 9, 2023 |
theological summary
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