Theo 273.1 / Theo 339.2
INTRODUCTION TO THOMAS AQUINAS (3 units)
John Yocum, DPhil
T 2:00 – 4:40 pm
Karl Rahner once said that the great question in the decades following Vatican II was ‘Where did Aquinas go?’ After some years of neglect, we can happily say that this most important of post-Patristic Catholic theologians is again the subject of intense theological interest, as the wealth and fruitfulness of his thought is rediscovered by a new generation of thinkers, both theologians and philosophers. This course will introduce Thomas’ thought and grapple with some of his work, especially the Summa Theologiae, on: the methods, norms and sources of theology; the relation between God and the world, and some crucial Christian theological topics.