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Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas

by Oliphint, K. Scott

“The prince and master of all Scholastic doctors,” Thomas Aquinas (1224?–1274) has profoundly impacted thinkers both inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church for more than eight hundred years. The author’s unique study focuses on Aquinas’s dualistic approach to the natural and revealed knowledge of God and his use of Aristotelian metaphysics. He provides a response to this methodology in the context of historic Reformed thought and the doctrines of revelation and Scripture. Pastors, theologians, philosophers, and students will benefit from this clear, precise, and succinct analysis—as well as from his forceful critique. The book is part of the series on Great Thinkers.

Endorsements

“This brief study focuses appropriately on the foundational principles that control the thought of Aquinas, showing, along with its notable strengths, the deep tensions inherent in it and its incompatibility as a whole with epistemology that would be true to the self-attesting revelation of God in Scripture. This fundamental failing is brought to light especially in his related views of natural reason as neutral and natural theology. The author’s treatment warrants careful consideration by all those interested in understanding Thomas and subsequent Thomist positions.” —Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary

“Despite the limited scope and brevity of Oliphint’s discussion of Thomas Aquinas, it wonderfully contrasts how Aquinas and later Reformed theology think of the two foundations of the Christian faith: namely, knowledge and existence. This study accurately captures the central points of Aquinas’s view and offers a cogent, biblical, Reformed corrective. Furthermore, this study nicely demonstrates how a Reformed corrective to Aquinas is foundational to a sound Christian theology today, especially as grounded in the glorious triune God and his revelation. I enthusiastically recommend this work for all students of theology and apologetics.” —Stephen J. Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Paperback, 168 pages, Notes, glossary of terms and concepts, Bibliography, Index of Scripture, Index of Subjects and Names

USD 14.95 / CAD 19.95

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