The essentials of Catholic doctrine — clearly and succinctly presented
Two years before he died, St. Thomas Aquinas — probably the greatest teacher the Church has ever known — was asked by his assistant, Brother Reginald, to write a simple summary of the Faith of the Catholic Church for those who lacked the time or the stamina to tackle his massive Summa Theologica.
In response, the great saint quickly set down — in language that non-scholars can understand — his peerless insights into the major topics of theology: the Trinity, Divine Providence, the Incarnation of Christ, the Last Judgment, and much more.
Here, then, is not only St. Thomas’s concise statement of the key elements of his thought, but a handy reference source for the essential truths of the Catholic Faith.
"A gem, a precious pearl, a masterpiece!”Peter KreeftFundamentals of the Faith
“Thomas Aquinas at his clearest and best.A treasure.” Ralph McInerny First Glance at Thomas Aquinas
“An invaluable introduction to St. Thomas’s wisdom and insight.” Edward Cardinal EganArchbishop of New York
St. Thomas will show you:
As a late-coming student to theology and philosophy, I find St. Thomas's Concise Summa a wonderful teaching tool and resource for further understanding of the basic beliefs of Christianity. It is clear and easy to understand, and the only addtional resource I have found helpful is a dictionary of philosophical terms as I am weak in that area. Well worth your time!
This book is a wonderful way for non intellectuals to read St. Thomas Aquinas! It has all of his inspirational and theological genius in concise and easy to read sections. A must read for all Catholics and highly recommended to non-Catholics interested in learning about the foundations of Christianity.
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