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The Literal Exposition on Job

A Scriptual Commentary Concerning Providence

The Literal Exposition on Job( )
Author: Aquinas, Thomas
Contribution by: Yaffe, Martin D.
Translator: Damico, Anthony
Series title:AAR Classics in Religious Studies Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 1989
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $85.00
Book Description:

For Thomas Aquinas (1224-74), the Book of Job is the authoritative teaching concerning divine providence. In his Literal Exposition on Job, Aquinas offers a line-by-line commentary on the scriptural text. He analyzes the text not only by way of cross-references within the Book of Job and to other parts of Scripture, but also by appeal to the writings of Aristotle, the Church Fathers, and other Christian Aristotelians. Anthony Damico's translation is moreliteral than literary,...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.814 x 1.287 Inches
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds
Author Biography
Aquinas, Thomas (Author)
Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244.

Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account.

Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. <P< Aquinas died in Campania, on his way to the Council of Lyons, March 7, 1274.


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