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Title Aquinas among the Protestants / edited by Manfred Svensson, David VanDrunen
Edition First Edition
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell, 2018


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 WATERFT  230.2092 Thomas Sve/Aat  DUE 16-07-24
Description xi, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Contents pt. I The Protestant Reception of Aquinas -- 1. Deformation and Reformation: Thomas Aquinas and the Rise of Protestant Scholasticism / Jordan J. Ballor -- 2. Thomas Aquinas and Reformed Biblical Interpretation: The Contribution of William Whitaker / David S. Sytsma -- 3. Jerome Zanchi's Use of Thomas Aquinas / Stefan Lindholm -- 4. Richard Hooker and Thomas Aquinas on Defining Law / Torrance Kirby -- 5. Johann Gerhard's Reception of Thomas Aquinas's Analogia Ends / Jack Kilcrease -- 6. Doubting Reformational Anti-Thomism / John Bolt -- 7. The Understanding and Critique of Thomas Aquinas in Contemporary German Protestant Theology / Sven Grosse -- pt. II Constructive Engagement -- 8. Philosophy Explored / Sebastian Rehnman -- 9. The Active and Contemplative Life: The Practice of Theology / Michael Allen -- 10. On Divine Naming / Scoff R. Swain -- 11. Nature and Grace / Paul Helm --
12. Aquinas's Doctrine of Justification and Infused Habits in Reformed Soteriology / J. V. Fesko -- 13. The Influence of Aquinas on Protestant Ethics / Daniel Westberg -- 14. "Justice," the "Common Good," and the Scope of State Authority: Pointers to Protestant-Thomist Convergence / Jonathan Chaplin
Summary This major new book provides an introduction to Thomas Aquinas's influence on Protestantism. The editors, both noted commentators on Aquinas, bring together a group of influential scholars to demonstrate the ways that Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed thinkers have analyzed and used Thomas through the centuries. Later chapters also explore how today's Protestants might appropriate the work of Aquinas to address a number of contemporary theological and philosophical issues. The authors set the record straight and disavow the widespread impression that Aquinas is an irrelevant figure for the history of Protestant thought. This assumption has dominated not only Protestant historiography but also Roman Catholic accounts of the Reformation and Protestant intellectual life. The book opens the possibility for contemporary reception, engagement, and critique and even intra-Protestant relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Influence
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Catholic Church
Author Svensson, Manfred, 1978-, editor
VanDrunen, David, editor
LC no. 2017031788
ISBN 9781119265894 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781119265948 (pbk. : alk. paper)