Synopses & Reviews
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is an extremely influential figure in the history of Western thought and the Catholic church. In this major addition to the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series, Robert Dyson has translated texts by Aquinas that reflect the complete range of his thinking, and clearly show his development of a Christian version of the philosophy of Aristotle. His translations are supported by brief biographies, notes for further reading and a concise critical introduction.
A major addition to the Cambridge Texts series of writings by Thomas Aquinas (1225 1274).
In this major addition to the Cambridge Texts series Robert Dyson has chosen texts by Thomas Aquinas (1225 1274) that manifest the full range of his thinking. The lucid translations are supported by many features designed to assist the student reader, including brief biographies and a concise critical introduction.
About the Author
Thomas Aquinas (1225 1274) is arguably the greatest thinker of the Middle Ages, and a massive figure in the history of philosophy, and in the history of the Catholic church.Robert Dyson teaches politics at the University of Durham, and has previously edited and translated an acclaimed rendition of The City of God by Augustine for the Cambridge Texts series.
Table of Contents
Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Brief chronology; Bibliography; 1. Government and politics; 2. Obedience; 3. Law; 4. Right, justice and judgment; 5. Property relations; 6. War, sedition and killing; 7. Heresy, apostasy and unbelief; Biographical glossary; Index.