New PDF release: A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of

By Peter Kreeft

ISBN-10: 0898704383

ISBN-13: 9780898704389

A shortened model of Kreeft's a lot higher Summa of the Summa, which in flip was once a shortened model of the Summa Theologica. the cause of the double shortening is beautiful seen: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was once simply over 500.) The Summa is unquestionably the best, such a lot formidable, most logical booklet of theology ever written. In it, there's additionally a lot philosophy, that is chosen, excerpted, prepared, brought, and defined in footnotes the following by means of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. St. Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so filled with either theoretical and useful knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet quite very important this day due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little e-book is designed for newcomers, both for school room use or separately. It comprises the main well-known and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to figuring out them.

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Over individuals, he may send Rejection, Hatred, Fear, Infirmity, Death, Cancer, Mind Control, Witchcraft, and a vast array of other spirits calculated to keep the individual from seeking God. A Plan for Everyone Satan has a clever plan or scheme for every person, including you. " The devil schemes against you and the body of Christ all the time. Satan's kingdom is not helter-skelter. It is well-organized and has a design to it. What happens on earth is a result of what is in the spiritual realm controlling it.

To be confounded is to be confused. Of all the books of the Bible, the book of Jeremiah uses the word "confounded" more than any other. The people of Babylon were confounded or confused, and the same is true today. Later in history, Bel became known as the god Janus, the two-headed god whose symbol is a club which he uses to bash the heads of men. Being twoheaded is being double-minded and, therefore, unstable (James 1:8). Today, homosexuality has reared its ugly head more than at any time in history, except perhaps in the days of decadent Rome.

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