Item description for Holy Teaching: Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt...
Overview An introduction to Thomas Aquinas with selections from the Summa Theologiae and explanatory commentary.
Publishers Description There comes a time in the life of every Christian when he or she desires to go deeper in his or her walk with God. For many, this task can seem daunting. Enter St. Thomas Aquinas. He wrote his great "Summa theologiae," or summary of theology, to fill the need for a thorough survey of Christian teaching. Unfortunately, the "Summa theologiae" is thousands of pages and can be intimidating to the beginner. Now Frederick Bauerschmidt has come to the rescue. "Holy Teaching" presents key parts of the "Summa theologiae," which are explained by Bauerschmidt. These selections will encourage students, pastors, and interested laypeople to spend quality time in the company of a great Christian teacher.
Citations And Professional Reviews Holy Teaching: Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas by Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 07/01/2005 page 88
Christian Century - 08/23/2005 page 22
Library Journal - 07/15/2005
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More About Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt
Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt (Ph.D., Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Why the Mystics Matter and Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ.
Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt has an academic affiliation as follows - Loyola College, USA Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University.
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Good footnotes, GREAT theology! May 5, 2006
This splendid book takes a slightly different angle than most modern compendiums. While the Summa is most often treated as a philosophical work, St. Thomas Aquinas' title itself, The Summa Theologiae (the summary of theology) shows it to be first and foremost a theological book. With this in mind, Bauerschmidt concentrates on the theological passages of the Summa, with special attention given to Aquinas' Christological understandings.
The footnotes are extremely helpful, allowing even a beginner to slowly make his/her way through this book. With the help of Bauerschmidt, even a beginner can come to understand one of the most profound thinkers in the history of mankind.
Recommended with this book is Peter Kreeft's Summa of the Summa, which deals the philosophical passages of the Summa.