Basic Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume 2

Basic Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume 2

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Includes substantial selections from the Second Part of the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles. Pegis's revision and correction of the English Dominican Translation renders Aquinas' technical terminology consistently as it conveys the directness and simplicity of Aquinas' writing; the Introduction, notes, and index aim at giving the text its proper historical setting, and the reader the means of studying St. Thomas within that setting.Now things tend to be like God, even as effects tend to be like the agent, as was proved above.1 Therefore things have a natural tendency ... CHAPTER XXII HOW THINGS ARE DIRECTED IN VARIOUS WAYS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE ENDS IT may be shown from the ... moving or making any thing themselves, tend to the divine likeness in that they are perfect in themselves ; while those which make andanbsp;...

Title:Basic Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Volume 2
Author:Thomas Aquinas, Anton C. Pegis
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 1997-06-01


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