Nature and Grace: Selections from the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas

by St. Thomas Aquinas


This selection from Aquinas' magnum opus, the Summa Theologica, covers the great Catholic philosopher's words on the nature of God, the nature of sin, and how God's grace sanctifies and transforms the lives of Christians. Concerning the nature of God, this selection includes Aquinas' arguments for God's existence, his description of God's metaphysical attributes, and his exploration of how God interacts with creation and the people who inhabit it. In the portion of the selection focusing on sin, Aquinas asks and answers the questions of what sin is and how it affects human beings. The selection's last portion presents Aquinas' thoughts on sin's remedy, God's grace. For those seeking Aquinas' insight on the topics here presented, this selection may prove a less cumbersome and more streamlined alternative to the entire Summa.

Kathleen O'Bannon
CCEL Staff

About St. Thomas Aquinas

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Picture of St. Thomas Aquinas
Source: Wikipedia
Born: January 28, 1225
Died: March 7, 1274
Related topics: Ethics, Catholic Church, Aristotle, Early works, History, …
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