Part 1 deals primarily with God and comprises discussions of 119 questions concerning the existence and nature of God, the Creation, angels, the work of the six days of Creation, the essence and nature of man, and divine government.
GENERAL: The nature and extent (1) of sacred doctrine. Summary. Summa Theologiae, by St Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church. ESSENCE: We cannot know what God is, but only what He is not. The complete text of the Summa …
A Whether God exists? EXISTENCE: The existence (2) of God. So to study Him, we study what He has not—such as composition and motion. Some articles of the first question are omitted, but those included are given in their entirety, so that the reader can see how the work (and Thomas’ mind) is constructed. Prologue; Treatise on the Last End (Questions 1-5)
The following selection consists of the prologue and first two questions of the Summa theologiae.
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First Part. Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas, translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province ... Prologue .
[a] Objection 1: It seems that God is not altogether simple.For whatever is from God must imitate Him.
Some articles of the first question are omitted, but those included are given in their entirety, so that the reader can see how the work (and Thomas' mind) is constructed. The One God. Summa Theologiae, by St Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church. In what follows I will provide my own translation of the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologiae/First Part of the Second Part. A Whether God is altogether simple? Jump to navigation Jump to search ←1. The Summa Theologica is divided into three parts, and each of these three parts contains numerous subdivisions. The following selection consists of the prologue and first two questions of the Summa theologiae. [a] Objection 1: It seems that God does not exist; because if one of two contraries be infinite, the other would be altogether destroyed.But the word "God" means that He is infinite goodness. First Part (Prima Pars) Sacred Doctrine. I intend to work my way, slowly but surely, through the entire Summa.Each translated section of the Summa will be followed by a short commentary in which I hope to point out some important interpretative keys to understanding the text.We begin, as is appropriate, with Aquinas's short prologue to the Summa.