The First Two Questions of the Summa Theologiae Newly Translated and Carefully Explained
Intended for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and teachers, this new translation and exposition of the first two Questions of the Summa theologiae explains the text in unprecedented detail. The famous “Five Ways” of Aquinas receive ample consideration. The arguments are placed in their larger context in Thomistic philosophy and traced back to first principles, which in turn are illustrated by examples and defended from common objections. All technical terms occurring in the text are defined or explained in both the commentary and the glossary. Throughout, attention is paid to the rationale behind the order in which Aquinas proceeds. 574 pages; includes three appendices, an index of primary sources useful to know in reading the first two Questions, and exhaustive glossary.
About the Author
Michael Augros earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College in 1995. He has taught at Thomas Aquinas college for many years at its California campus, and now teaches at its New England campus. He is the author of two popular books on the philosophy of Aquinas, Who Designed the Designer? and The Immortal in You, both from Ignatius Press.