Item description for Ideas in God According to Saint Thomas Aquinas: Sources and Synthesis (Studies in the History of Christian Thought) by Vivian Boland...
This work examines the role of the doctrine of `divine ideas' in the theology of Thomas Aquinas, a question which remains controversial. Aquinas received this doctrine in two distinct forms, from Augustine and Dionysius. The historical origins and development of this twofold tradition are traced from Plato and Aristotle, through Hellenistic philosophy, to the patristic and medieval periods. In Aquinas' account of God's knowledge, of the Word of God, of Creation and of Providence the doctrine of divine ideas plays a key role. Various strands of neoplatonist thought are clearly important for him but it is Aristotle who is of greatest significance for Aquinas' sustained and original re-thinking of the doctrine. A study of this question provides a fresh perspective on the nature of Aquinas' unique synthesis.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004103929 ISBN13 9789004103924
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More About Vivian Boland
Vivian Boland OP is Director of the Aquinas Institute and a Member of the Theology Faculty at Oxford University, UK, who also lectures in the Blackfriars Stadium on Moral and Pastoral Theology. He is author of several books on St Thomas Aquinas including Ideas in God According to Saint Thomas Aquinas. His areas of interest include Aquinas' Greek sources, moral theology and the relationship between virtue-theory and psychotherapy. He is Student Master for the English Dominicans.