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Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology

Gilles Emery, O.P. and Matthew Levering


This work explores the role of Aristotelian concepts, principles, and themes in Thomas Aquinas’s theology. Each of the ten chapters investigates the significance of Aquinas’s reception of Aristotle in a central theological domain: the Trinity, the angels, soul and body, the Mosaic law, grace, charity, justice, contemplation and action, Christ, and the sacraments. In general, the chapters focus on the Summa theologiae, but some range more widely in Aquinas’s corpus. For quite some time, it has been the influence of Aristotle on Aquinas’s philosophy that has been the center of attention. Perhaps ... More

Keywords: Aquinas, Aristotle, theology, philosophy, Trinity, angels, theological anthropology, Mosaic law, Jesus Christ, sacraments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilles Emery, O.P., editor
Professor of Dogmatic Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Matthew Levering, editor
Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology, Mundelein Seminary