Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologiae

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Thomas Aquinas and His Commentatorial Tradition
Leonine edition online:

Sancti Thomae Aquinatis, Opera omnia iussu impensaque Leonis XIII P. M. edita, t. 4-12: Summa theologiae
(Romae: Ex Typographia Polyglotta S. C. de Propaganda Fide, 1888-1889).

t. 1. Commentaria in Aristotelis libros peri hermeneias et posteriorum analyticorum
cum synopsibus et annotationibus Thomae Mariae Zigliara.

t. 2. Commentaria in octo libros physicorum Aristotelis.

t. 3. Commentaria in libros Aristotelis de caelo et mundo,
de generatione et corruptione
et meteorologicorum.

t. 4-5. Pars prima Summae theologiae.

t. 6. Prima secundae Summae theologiae
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 7. Prima secundae Summae theologiae, a quaestione 71-114,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 8. Secunda secundae Summae theologiae a quaestione 1-56,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 9. Secunda secundae Summae theologiae a quaestione 57-122,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 10. Secunda secundae Summae theologiae a quaestione 123-189,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 11. Tertia pars Summae theologiae a quaestione 1-59,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.

t. 12. Tertia pars Summae theologiae a quaestione 60-90,
cum commentariis Thomae de Vio Caietani.
Praefatio in supplementum tertiae partis Summae theologiae, sancti Thomae aquinatis.

t. 13. Summa contra gentiles et Summo pontifici Benedicto XV, dedicata
cum commentariis Francisci de Sylvestris Ferrariensis.

t. 14. Summa contra gentiles, liber tertius
cum commentariis Francisci de Sylvestris Ferrariensis.

t. 15. Summa contra gentiles, liber quartus
cum commentariis Francisci de Sylvestris Ferrariensis.

t. 16. Indices

 

Thomas Aquinas online

Summa Theologiae: the incomparable theological masterpiece

SummaTheologiae.blogspot.com: the Thomas Aquinas Study Circle's blog

How to Read an Article in Aquinas's Summa Theologiae

The Twenty-Four Fundamental Theses of Official Catholic Philosophy, trans. P. Lumbreras, O.P., S.T.Lr., Ph.D.

Aquinas: Opera Omnia (in Latin and English)

The literal translation by the "Fathers of the English Dominican Province" was done solely and entirely by one man: Father Laurence Shapcote (18641947).

 

Links for further reading: Thomists and noble friends

Ralph McInerny (1929-2010)

W. Norris Clarke, S.J. (1915-2008)

Josef Pieper (1904-1997)

Walker Percy (1916-1990)

Étienne Gilson (1884-1978)

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)

Charles De Koninck (1906-1965)

Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. (1877-1964)

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

St. Edith Stein (1891-1942)


Benedict Ashley
, O.P.

Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Lawrence Dewan, O.P.

Edward Feser

John Knasas

Martin Rhonheimer

James V. Schall, S.J.

William A. Wallace, O.P.

Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

John Wippel

 

Thomas Aquinas in English translation: A Bibliography
Thomas kept his Latin simple and straightforward, wanting nothing to come between his readers and truth. Consequently, learning enough Latin to consult his works in the original takes far less time and effort than learning to read Cicero or Livy or Vergil. You can do it, and on-line resources can help. If not, here's a bibliography of English translations.

THE THEOLOGY OF THOMAS AQUINAS: BIBLIOGRAPHY
This recent, select bibliography appears in Thomas O'Meara, O.P., THE THEOLOGY OF THOMAS AQUINAS (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997).

Bibliographia Thomistica: all the scholarship on Thomas Aquinas

 

Friendship and Gratitude, The Path of Transformation

Evil Evil

Ad primum ergo dicendum quod, sicut dicit Augustinus in Enchiridio, Deus, cum sit summe bonus, nullo modo sineret aliquid mali esse in operibus suis, nisi esset adeo omnipotens et bonus, ut bene faceret etiam de malo. Hoc ergo ad infinitam Dei bonitatem pertinet, ut esse permittat mala, et ex eis eliciat bona. (S.T. I, q.2, a.3, ad 1)

As Augustine says in the Enchiridion, "Since God is maximally good, He would not allow any evil to exist in His works if He were not powerful enough and good enough to draw good even from evil." Therefore, it is part of God's infinite goodness that He should permit evils and elicit goods from them. (S.T. I, q.2, a.3, ad 1)

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