St. Thomas and Thomistic Doctrine

Item #21  “Aquinas Ethicus or The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas”  by Fr. Joseph Rickaby, S.J.

Fr. Rickaby’s translation of the second part of the Summa along with valuable notes and explanations.  A good presentation of fundamental Thomistic moral theology.

Item #31  “The Division and Methods of the Sciences” Questions V and VI of St. Thomas’ Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius translated by Armand Maurer, C.S.B.

Treats of the divisions and methods of speculative science, natural, mathematical and Divine.  Appendix contains a proper division and the order of learning the sciences.  A truly wonderful work that unifies and orders knowledge according to Thomistic principles.

Item #35  “The Educational Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas” by Rev. Anthony Gulley

Considers the work of education from the viewpoint of efficient causality as explained by St. Thomas Aquinas.  For both students and teachers.

Item #47  “The Interior Life of St. Thomas Aquinas Presented from His Works and the Acts of His Canonization Process” by Dr. Martin Grabmann, 1951

Item #49  “Isn’t Thomism Outmoded” Integrity Magazine 1951

Fr. Jordan Aumann, O.P. refutes the modernist contention that traditional Thomism is not applicable today.

Item #63  “St. Thomas and the Ultimate Purpose of Creation” Theological Studies

Fr. Philip Donnelly, S.J. explains the Thomistic doctrine concerning the final end of all creation.  “Dogmatic theology treats many truths of momentous import, but there is not one of more fundamental importance than the question of the ultimate purpose or end of creation.  For if the end holds the primacy among all causes and if, from it, all other causes depend for the exercise of their causality, then there can be no theological doctrine dealing with the relations of creatures to God, whose objective truth is not dependent ultimately on the first of all causes, which is the ultimate end of creation.”

Item #90  “The Philosophy of Teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas” by Mary Helen Mayer 1929

Translation of and commentary on St. Thomas’ De Magistro.  Criticizes modern philosophy of education and compares fundamental Thomistic principles of education with those of modern theorists

Item #100 “Wealth and Money in the Economic Philosophy of St. Thomas” by Frederick Flynn 1942

A doctoral dissertation examining St. Thomas’ doctrine concerning wealth, money, commerce and usury.

Item #134  “The Doctrine of St. Thomas on the Right of Property and of its Use” by Msgr. De Concilio 1887

A thorough treatment of the scholastic doctrine concerning the idea of property and related topics

Item #137  “Prophecy and Inspiration: A Commentary on the Summa Theologica II-II, Questions 171-178” by Paul Synave, O.P. and Pierre Benoit, O.P.

This commentary on the Summa examines the traditional Thomistic doctrine concerning prophecy and Scriptural inspiration.  A most powerful antidote against liberalism and modernism.  Truly enlightening for the student of Scripture and traditional apologetics

Item #157  “The Natural Moral Law According to St. Thomas and Suarez” a dissertation by Walter Farrell, O.P. 1930

Item #166  “The Relation of the Individual to Society in the Light of Christian Principles as Expounded by the Angelic Doctor” by Fr. Richard Doherty 1957

Item #168  “Lessons in Scholastic Philosophy” (Chapter III, Cosmology) by Fr. Michael Shallo, S.J. 1929

Item #169  “Foundations of Thomistic Philosophy” by A. D. Sertillanges, O.P. 1931

Item #170  “Punishment in the Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Among Some Primitive Peoples” a dissertation by Fr. George Friel, O.P. 1939 (Chapters I-III)

Item #203 ”The Theory of Evil in the Metaphysics of St. Thomas and its Contemporary Significance” Sister Mary Edwin DeCoursey, 1948

Item #226 The Human Wisdom of St. Thomas: A Breveary of Philosophy from the works of St. Thomas Aquinas, arranged by Josef Pieper, 1948

Item #231 In Defense of Saint Thomas: A Reply to Father Eschmann’s Attack on the Primacy of the Common Good by Charles De Koninck, 1945

Item #279 The Key to the Study of St. Thomas, Msgr. Francesco Olgiati, 1925

Item #288 The Political Thought of Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Gilby, 1958

Item #290 The Essence and Topicality of Thomism, Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., 1945

Item #291 St. Thomas and the Immaculate Conception, P. Lumbreras, O.P. Homiletic and Pastoral Review, 1923