Loading, please wait...

Aquinas on Human Action - by Ralph McInerny McInerny (Paperback)

Aquinas on Human Action - by  Ralph McInerny McInerny (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Aquinas on Human Action - by  Ralph McInerny McInerny (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Free standard shipping with RedCard
This item isn't sold in stores
Loading, please wait...

About this item


Number of Pages: 244

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Christian Theology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

Book theme: Anthropology

Author: Ralph McInerny McInerny

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2012
TCIN: 78572226
UPC: 9780813221083
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-2686


A patient and faithful working of primary Thomistic texts, this volume presents a systematic and unified character of Aquinas's theory of moral agency as it relates to human action. Focusing especially on the Summa theologiae, Ralph McInerny carefully argues that Aquinas's theory of moral action stands up to contemporary needs and remains
adequate against contemporary criticism. This lively and incisive study by a first-rate scholar demonstrates a breadth of knowledge of Aquinas in a novel, yet scholarly, fashion.


Ralph McInerny was Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies in the department of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He cofounded Crisis magazine and was author of several books published by CUA Press, namely, the bestselling Ethica Thomistica, The Question of Christian Ethics, Boethius and Aquinas, and Praeambula Fidei.


"Writing with admirable clarity, McInerny has produced a text faithful to the rigor of Aquinas's thinking and intelligible even to people with no special philosophical background. Aquinas would surely have approved."--International Philosophical Quarterly

"Simple while sophisticated, rigorous while engaging, introductory while leading one into the very heart of human action as Aquinas assimilates Aristotle and Augustine--all these qualities characterize this book by a master practitioner of moral philosophy."--Journal of Theological Studies

"A standard exposition of Aquinas's theory of moral action. McInerny covers themes such as human acts, happiness and the good, the structure of the moral act, freedom and coercion, means and ends, exterior and interior acts, the place of reason, conscience, natural law, and practical reasoning. . . . [McInerny] makes an excellent case for the restoration of the authority of Thomas Aquinas to a prominent place in contemporary ethical theory, especially among moral theologians."--Thomist

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.