A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of by Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft

A shortened model of Kreeft's a lot higher Summa of the Summa, which in flip was once a shortened model of the Summa Theologica. the cause of the double shortening is beautiful noticeable: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was once simply over 500.) The Summa is unquestionably the best, such a lot formidable, most logical e-book of theology ever written. In it, there's additionally a lot philosophy, that's chosen, excerpted, prepared, brought, and defined in footnotes right here by way of Kreeft, a favored Thomist instructor and author. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 basic beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so jam-packed with either theoretical and functional knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet rather very important at the present time due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little e-book is designed for rookies, both for school room use or separately. It comprises the main well-known and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to realizing them.

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In 1866 he told a group of Catholic teetotallers that his doctor had told him to drink half a glass of wine a day. 14 He only began to make an impact on drunkenness when he attached an indulgence to abstaining from alcohol for the feast of St Patrick. In 1867 he was invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the largely Nonconformist United Kingdom Alliance. Not that he was wholly enamoured of its tactics. He preferred a step-by-step approach to licensing laws, believing that more likely to succeed than the radical demands of the Alliance – as was proved when the 1871 Licensing Bill failed in Parliament.

In Rome he became a regular confidant of Pope Pius IX, who wanted him to remain at court as a papal chamberlain – as George Talbot did. Manning, however, had decided that his future lay in England. His ideal, he told Robert Wilberforce, was to live in a small community of priests, with a library, a chapel and a refectory. At one time Wiseman had wished for something similar, though he saw his community as a group of missionary clergy. Though Manning’s proposal was rather different, the Cardinal gave it his backing, and the Oblates of St Charles came into being, living at the parish of St Mary of the Angels in Bayswater, then one of the poorer areas of London.

There were no children of the marriage, and all Manning had was a bundle of her letters to him, and a prayer book which had been hers. The letters were lost when a bag was stolen as, in 1851, Manning journeyed to Rome. The prayer book he kept by his bedside. One of his last acts was to give it to his successor, Herbert Vaughan, telling him that he had prayed using it every day of his life. The book disappeared. It has been presumed that Vaughan laid the volume in Manning’s coffin. 36 Henry Edward Manning While at Oxford, Manning had come to know Newman, but they were not close friends: Henry Wilberforce was, and remained, much closer to Newman.

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