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Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait

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Leaving so few traces of himself behind, Thomas Aquinas seems to defy the efforts of the biographer. Highly visible as a public teacher, preacher, and theologian, he nevertheless has remained nearly invisible as man and saint. What can be discovered about Thomas Aquinas as a whole? In this short, compelling portrait, Denys Turner clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to life for contemporary readers—those unfamiliar with the saint as well as those well acquainted with his teachings.

Building on the best biographical scholarship available today and reading the works of Thomas with piercing acuity, Turner seeks the point at which the man, the mind, and the soul of Thomas Aquinas intersect. Reflecting upon Thomas, a man of Christian Trinitarian faith yet one whose thought is grounded firmly in the body’s interaction with the material world, a thinker at once confident in the powers of human reason and a man of prayer, Turner provides a more detailed human portrait than ever before of one of the most influential philosophers and theologians in all of Western thought.

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A concise and illuminating introduction to the elusive Thomas Aquinas, the man and the saint

Synopsis:

Leaving few traces of his personal life behind, Thomas Aquinas has long stymied the efforts of biographers. Undeterred, master teacher Denys Turner uncovers revealing details about the elusive saint and achieves an illuminating new portrait.

About the Author

Denys Turner, former professor of divinity at Cambridge University, is Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, Yale University. He has written widely on political theory and social theory in relation to Christian theology, as well as on medieval thought. He lives in New Haven, CT, and in Birmingham, UK.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300188554
Subtitle:
A Portrait
Author:
Turner, Denys
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130521
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Philosophers
Biography » Religious
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Surveys
Religion » Christianity » Church History » Medieval

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Leaving few traces of his personal life behind, Thomas Aquinas has long stymied the efforts of biographers. Undeterred, master teacher Denys Turner uncovers revealing details about the elusive saint and achieves an illuminating new portrait.
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