Theologians contribute to new Aquinas study

Author: Michael O. Garvey


The Theology of Thomas Aquinas,edited by Joseph P. Wawrykow, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Rik van Nieuwenhove, lecturer in theology atMaryImmaculateCollegeinLimerick,Ireland, recently was published by theUniversityofNotre Dame Press.

In addition to essays by Wawrykow and fellow Notre Dame theologians Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Rev. Thomas F. OMeara, O.P., and Jean Porter, the book includes contributions by Bruce D. Marshall, Herwi Rikhof, Rev. Gilles Emery, O.P., Harm Goris, D. Juvenal Merriell, Rudi A. te Velde, Paul Gondreau, Liam G. Walsh, Carlo Leget, Thomas Prügl, Paul OGrady, Eugene F. Rogers, Jr., and Rik Van Nieuwenhove.

These scholars of diverse nationalities and perspectives examine the teachings of Aquinas on the Trinity, creation theology, the theory of analogy, anthropology, predestination and human freedom, evil and original sin, Christology and grace, soteriology, eschatology, sacramentology, ecclesiology, moral theology, the relation between theology and philosophy, and scriptural exegesis.

Readers will be grateful for this excellent comprehensive survey of Aquinastheology,wrote Rev. Ulrich Horst, O.P., ofLudwigMaximilianUniversity.It is a compendium in the best sense of the word, both introduction for beginners and a reliable source of information for advanced scholars. Even experts in Thomist thought will highly appreciate the great number of original and stimulating essays which provide new views and interpretations of seemingly well-known texts."

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