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Rewritten Theology: Aquinas After His Readers

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1221-5
224 pages
December 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Responding to the recent upsurge of interest in Thomas Aquinas, this book goes straight to the heart of the contemporary debates about Thomism.
  • Focuses on the concept of authority, both in terms of Aquinas’s own attitude to authority, and how the Church authorities have used Aquinas’s texts.
  • Engages with appropriations of Aquinas’s work by a range of theologians, from liberal Catholics to the creators of radical orthodoxy.
  • Argues for future readings of Aquinas which are substantially different from those which have gone before.
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Preface.

Abbreviations and Editions.

1 St. Thomas and the Police.

2 The Competition of Authoritative Languages.

3 Imaginary Thomistic Sciences.

4 Thomas’s Alleged Aristotelianism or Aristotle Among the Authorities.

5 The Protreptic of Against the Gentiles.

6 The Summa of Theology as Moral Formation.

7 What the Summa of Theology Teaches.

8 Philosophy in a Summa of Theology.

9 Writing Secrets in a Summa of Theology.

Conclusion: Writing Theology after Thomas -- and His Readers.

Index.

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Mark D. Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. He is the author of Ordering Wisdom: The Hierarchy of Philosophical Discourse in Aquinas (1986), The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1997), The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism (2000) and The Ethics of Sex (Blackwell, 2001).
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  • A creative response to the recent upsurge of interest in Aquinas.

  • Focuses on the concept of authority, both in terms of Aquinas’s own attitude to authority, and how the Church authorities have used Aquinas’s texts.

  • Engages with appropriations of Aquinas’s work by a range of theologians, from liberal Catholics to the creators of radical orthodoxy.

  • Argues for future readings of Aquinas which are substantially different from those which have gone before.
See More
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