Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia by Gaven OP Kerr

By Gaven OP Kerr

Gaven Kerr presents the 1st book-length learn of St. Thomas Aquinas's a lot ignored facts for the lifestyles of God in De Ente et Essentia bankruptcy four. He bargains a modern presentation, interpretation, and safeguard of this facts, starting with an account of the metaphysical ideas utilized by Aquinas after which describing how they're hired in the facts to set up the life of God. alongside the best way, Kerr engages modern authors who've addressed Aquinas's or comparable reasoning.

The evidence constructed within the De Ente is, on Kerr's examining, autonomous of a number of the different proofs in Aquinas's corpus and immune to the conventional classificatory schemes of proofs of God. via utilising a old and hermeneutical wisdom of the philosophical matters offered via Aquinas's inspiration and comparing such philosophical matters with analytical precision, Kerr is ready to go through the evidence and review what Aquinas is asserting, and no matter if what he's announcing is true.

By technique of an research of 1 of Aquinas's earliest proofs, Kerr highlights a foundational argument that's current in the course of the even more generally studied Thomistic writings, and brings it to undergo in the context of analytical philosophy, displaying its relevance to the modern reader.

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