Rewritten Theology: Aquinas After His Readers
December 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
- 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.