Aquinas is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek philosophy and Christian theology. His magisterial Summa Theologica is a hugely important text in the history of philosophy. Nevertheless, he is also a very difficult thinker, and his ideas present a number of challenges to readers.
Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Aquinas’ thought, his major works, and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the complex writings of this key thinker. The book introduces the key concepts and themes in Aquinas’ thought, and examines the ways in which they have influenced philosophical and theological thought. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Aquinas’ ideas, the book serves as a clear and concise introduction to his philosophy and natural theology.
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Peter S. Eardley is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph. He has published widely on medieval philosophy, and in particular Thomas Aquinas.
Carl N. Still is associate professor of philosophy at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. He has co-edited two volumes of essays on Aquinas, Being and Thought in Aquinas and Mind and Intellect in Aquinas.