The Protestant philosophical and theological heritage of Thomas Aquinas
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 and includes:
- Information on the fruitful appropriation of Aquinas in Anglican, Lutheran, and Reformed theologians over the centuries
- Important essays from leading scholars on the teachings of Aquinas
- New perspectives on Thomas Aquinas’s position as a towering figure in the history of Christian thought