A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of by Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft

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 lovely seen: the unique runs a few 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was once simply over 500.) The Summa is definitely the best, so much formidable, most reasonable ebook 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 jam-packed with either theoretical and sensible knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. The Summa Theologica is undying, yet relatively vital this day as a result of his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This little booklet is designed for novices, both for school room use or separately. It includes the main recognized and influential passages of St. Thomas' philosophy with copious aids to realizing them.

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Zeus es el padre, pero no el padre que ordena y rige la casa, sino el padre procreador y vencedor, seductor de mujeres. Al lado de Zeus, encabezando esta familia divina, está Hera, su esposa y hermana, que no es la madre de todos los demás dioses, pues Zeus, al unirse a otras mujeres, engendra toda una saga de dioses, héroes y simples mortales. De hecho, en Grecia el culto a Hera, como diosa del cielo, es anterior al de Zeus. La figura de la madre estaba representada por Deméter, madre de Perséfone o Coré (que significa muchacha).

A través del tótem individual cada uno expresa su personalidad: entre él y el individuo, plenamente identificados, se establece un vínculo vital. El animal (porque suele ser un animal) se convierte en el alter ego del sujeto, quien, al participar de la dimensión divina de su tótem, empieza a considerarse a sí mismo como un ser sagrado. Así pues, cada persona posee una doble naturaleza: la humana y la totémica. Esta identificación entre el individuo y su animal patrón implica una serie de derechos y obligaciones hacia ambas partes.

Religión de Estado Cómo alcanzó el rey ese estado divinizado es para nosotros un misterio que se difumina en la lejanía de los tiempos. Es imposible un salto repentino desde la Edad de Piedra a una elaboración tan abstracta y a un sistema tan coherente como el que encontramos ya en el tercer milenio antes de nuestra era en el valle del curso bajo del Nilo. Si finalmente se demuestra como cierta la reciente y polémica teoría que afirma que la erosión de la Esfinge de Gizeh y de su entorno no se debe al viento sino a la lluvia, la ciencia egiptológica deberá ser replanteada de arriba abajo, puesto que habrá que retrotraer el inicio de la historia por lo menos cuatro mil años y remontarlo hacia el octavo milenio antes de nuestra era.

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