St. Thomas Aquinas
"The Church believes today, as she believed from the first, that Thomism is an ark of salvation, capable of keeping minds afloat in the deluge of doctrine. She does not confuse it with faith, nor yet with knowledge in all its fullness; she knows that it is fallible, and that in respect of passing theories, it has shared the errors of different times; but she judges that its structure as a whole corresponds to the constitution of reality and of the intelligence, and she notes that both knowledge and faith converge on it, because it has taken up its position between them like a fortress at a meeting of the roads."
– A. G. Sertillanges, O.P., The Intellectual Life
This brilliant synthesis of Christian thought has had a decisive and permanent impact on religion since the thirteenth century and has become substantially the official teaching of the Catholic Church.
The Summa Theologica, as the title indicates, is a summing up of all that can be known about God and humanity's relations with God. It is divided into three parts dealing with God, Man, and the God-man respectively. It consists of 38 tracts, 631 questions, about 3000 articles, 10,000 objections and their answers. The new edition contains the complete text, the supplements, a chart showing the structure of the work, and an analytical index.
The work is easy to consult and convenient to handle. It should be of inestimable value to students of religion in colleges, seminarians, libraries, educators, professionals, clergy, religious, and laity-to all who are interested in core Christian thought.
This is a five-volume set