Aquinas's Shorter Summa: Saint Thomas's Own Concise Version of His Summa Theologica

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Two years before he died, St. Thomas Aquinas probably the greatest teacher the Church has ever known was asked by his assistant, Brother Reginald, to write a simple summary of the Faith of the Catholic Church for those who lacked the time or the stamina to tackle his massive Summa Theologica.

In response, the great saint quickly set down in language that non-scholars can understand his peerless insights into the major topics of theology: the Trinity, Divine Providence, the Incarnation of Christ, the Last Judgment, and much more.

Here, then, is not only St. Thomas's concise statement of the key elements of his thought, but a handy reference source for the essential truths of the Catholic Faith.

St. Thomas will show you:

  • Why faith is reasonable, not blind Why evil can never be as powerful as good
  • Solid arguments for Christ's Resurrection
  • Powerful arguments for God's existence
  • Why angels are necessary in creation
  • How Adam's sin differed from Eve's
  • Why Jesus descended into Hell
  • Why we must suffer for Adam's sin
  • Why the truths that you can know only through Revelation are nevertheless rational
  • Startling details about God's forgiveness
  • How a soul's damnation can be compatible with God's goodness
  • What Christians should think about fate and chance
  • What life after resurrection will be like
  • Three ways in which God is in all things
  • Eternal life: what it is; how to understand it
  • How you can know God through reason
  • Why God became man
  • Why God allows evil
  • How Jesus grew in wisdom
  • How Christ can have existed for all eternity and yet be God s Son
  • The Beatific Vision: what it really is
  • Why God's knowledge of the future doesn't deny man's free will
  • How the Holy Trinity is three distinct Persons, yet one God
  • Much more that will help you know and love God with greater understanding!
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    St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was a Dominican priest and scholar. He devoted his life to comprehending Divine Revelation - through reason, contemplation, and prayer - and to living in true conformity with that Revelation. So sublime was his holiness and his wisdom that he was canonized in 1323 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1567. Among his works are beautiful devotions (contained in The Aquinas Prayer Book) and simple expositions of the Creed, Commandments, and basic prayers (found in The Aquinas Catechism).

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    Peter Kreeft, author, Summa of the Summa
    "A gem, a precious pearl, a masterpiece!"

    Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
    "An invaluable introduction to all of St. Thomas's wisdom and insight."

    Ralph McInerny, author, First Glance at Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists
    "Thomas Aquinas at his clearest and best. A treasure."

    --Personal Endorsements

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