By Rev. Gerald M. Paris, O.P.
Being an Abridgement of the Questions of the Entire Summa Theologica of St. Thomas, Together with the Basic Reasons for Each of their Articles.
From the Author’s Preface:
“We have aimed to give the gist of the Summa to clergy and laymen, that this immortal work of St. Thomas may come to a wider and wider public, especially needful today, when truth is so much obscured.
“For I am persuaded, just as at the Council of Trent no other book was so frequently consulted for the renewal of Christian life as was the Summa Theologica of Aquinas, so today we can offer no better book as a code of life to all who seek the truth than this same Summa, which indeed is a summation of all life.”
“This work, therefore, in which we have reduced the whole of the Summa, to a fifth of its original size, and which has cost use the labor of seven years, we offer gratefully to God and freely to the Church of Christ, that these articles that Aquinas wrote for beginning students may be within the reach of all, like rays of light, both human and divine; a book from which the whole world may draw salvation and true peace, founded on true justice and truth.”
This book is very well indexed (12 pages) with an extensive table of contents (10 pages).
790 pages Imprimatur 1950.
This is a big book!