The New Cambridge Companion to Aquinas

This new Companion to Aquinas features entirely new chapters written by internationally recognised experts in the field. It shows the power of Aquinas’s philosophical thought and transmits the worldview which he inherited, developed, altered, and argued for, while at the same time revealing to contemporary philosophers the strong connections which there are between Aquinas’s interests and views and their own. Its five sections cover the life and works of Aquinas; his metaphysics, including his understanding of the ultimate foundations of reality; his metaethics and ethics, including his virtue ethics; his account of human nature; his theory of the afterlife; his epistemology and his theory of the intellectual virtues; his view of the nature of free will and the relation of grace to free will; and finally some key components of his philosophical theology, including the incarnation and atonement, Christology, and the nature of original sin.

The volume is edited by Eleonore Stump and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP.

Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. Her books include Aquinas (2003), Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (2010), Atonement (2018) and The Image of God: The Problem of Mourning and the Problem of Evil (2022). She is co-editor (with David Meconi) of The Cambridge Companion to Augustine, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 2014), and (with Adam Green) of Hidden Divinity and Religious Belief: New Perspectives (Cambridge, 2016).

Thomas Joseph White, OP is Rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome. He is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (2011), The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (2015), The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (2017), and The Trinity: On the Nature and Mystery of the One God (2022).

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