AQUINAS' SHORTER SUMMA
By: St Thomas Aquinas
Softcover - 432pp
The essentials of Catholic doctrine, clearly and succinctly presented.
Two years before he died, St. Thomas Aquinas probably the greatest teacher the Church has ever known was asked by his assistant, Brother Reginald, to write a simple summary of the Faith of the Catholic Church for those who lacked the time or the stamina to tackle his massive Summa Theologica.
In response, the great saint quickly set down in language that non-scholars can understand his peerless insights into the major topics of theology: the Trinity, Divine Providence, the Incarnation of Christ, the Last Judgment, and much more.
Here, then, is not only St. Thomass concise statement of the key elements of his thought, but a handy reference source for the essential truths of the Catholic Faith. Place into the cart or wish list above.
St. Thomas will show you:
Why faith is reasonable, not blind
Why evil can never be as powerful as good
Solid arguments for Christs Resurrection
Powerful arguments for Gods existence
Why angels are necessary in creation
How Adams sin differed from Eves
Why Jesus descended into Hell
Why we must suffer for Adams sin
Why the truths that you can know only through Revelation are nevertheless rational
Startling details about Gods forgiveness
Facts about the punishment of the damned: both spiritual and bodily
How a souls damnation can be compatible with Gods goodness
What Christians should think about fate and chance
What life after resurrection will be like
Three ways in which God is in all things
Eternal life: what it is; how to understand it
How you can know God through reason
Hell-fire: whether its real or symbolic
Why God became man
Why God allows evil
How Jesus grew in wisdom
How Christ can have existed for all eternity and yet be Gods Son
The Beatific Vision: what it really is
Why Gods knowledge of the future doesnt deny mans free will
How the Holy Trinity is three distinct Persons, yet one God
Much more that will help you know and love God with greater understanding!