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By Shadia B. Drury

ISBN-10: 0742522571

ISBN-13: 9780742522572

ISBN-10: 074252258X

ISBN-13: 9780742522589

during this startling booklet, Drury overturns the long-standing acceptance of Thomas Aquinas because the most obvious exponent of the Christian religion. She unearths that Aquinas as the most zealous Dominicans (Domini Canes) or Hounds of the Lord. The ebook includes incisive criticisms of Aquinas's reconciliation of religion and cause, his protection of papal supremacy, his justification of the Inquisition, his insistence at the persecution of Jews, and his veneration of celibacy. faraway from being an antiquarian workout, Drury exhibits why the learn of Aquinas is correct to the politics of the twenty-first century, the place the primacy of religion over cause has skilled a revival. the present pope, Benedict XVI, is predicated seriously on Aquinas while prescribing treatments for the ills of modernity. For Drury, faith is as incompatible with political moderation and sobriety in our time because it was once within the 13th century. reason why she defends an earthly model of Aquinas's thought of ordinary law_a concept that he betrayed in prefer of what she calls 'the politics of salvation.'

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