Thomas Aquinas: Understand the Universal Teacher's Greatest Ideas

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
St. Louis University
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Thomas Aquinas: Understand the Universal Teacher's Greatest Ideas

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
St. Louis University
(1 customer review)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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This course will have a profound impact on your faith and thinking. Thomas Aquinas, OP (1225-1274), is one of world history’s most influential thinkers. His works indelibly shaped Western thought and Christian belief, and his brilliant ideas continue to resonate in universities and churches everywhere. But his complex thought can often seem inaccessible.

In this superb course, taught by an internationally known Aquinas expert, you will tour his towering thought while gaining powerful insights into your faith and values. You will cover his ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical theology. Under Prof. Stump’s guidance, you will see the world through his eyes.

You will begin with an introduction to Aquinas’ ethics in order to explore his views on human flourishing and morality. Then you will gain tremendous insights into his metaphysics, which engage with the nature of ultimate reality, God’s eternity, and much more. After looking at his philosophy of free will, you will explore his epistemology. Finally, you will encounter his complex and fascinating philosophical theology. Along the way Prof. Stump will guide you through complex philosophical concepts with deft and easy-to-u

This course will have a profound impact on your faith and thinking. Thomas Aquinas, OP (1225-1274), is one of world history’s most influential thinkers. His works indelibly shaped Western thought and Christian belief, and his brilliant ideas continue to resonate in universities and churches everywhere. But his complex thought can often seem inaccessible.

In this superb course, taught by an internationally known Aquinas expert, you will tour his towering thought while gaining powerful insights into your faith and values. You will cover his ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical theology. Under Prof. Stump’s guidance, you will see the world through his eyes.

You will begin with an introduction to Aquinas’ ethics in order to explore his views on human flourishing and morality. Then you will gain tremendous insights into his metaphysics, which engage with the nature of ultimate reality, God’s eternity, and much more. After looking at his philosophy of free will, you will explore his epistemology. Finally, you will encounter his complex and fascinating philosophical theology. Along the way Prof. Stump will guide you through complex philosophical concepts with deft and easy-to-understand teaching.

Although he died young, it is impossible to overestimate Aquinas’ influence on Western philosophy. His thought remains as relevant today as ever. You don’t want to miss this enlightening journey through the thought of one of the great intellectual giants of the Christian tradition.

*This course was previously published as Thomas Aquinas

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Prof. Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. She is an expert on philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include her major study Aquinas (Routledge, 2003) and her extensive treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford, 2010). She received a B.A. in Classical Languages from Grinnell College, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University.
Prof. Stump has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde lectures (Oxford, 2006), and the Stewart lectures (Princeton, 2009). She has previously taught and held fellowships at Princeton University, the University of Oxford, the Pontifical Gregorian University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Cornell University, and Oberlin College. She is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers; the American Catholic Philosophical Association; and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 

  • The Basic Character of Thomistic Ethics
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • Justice and Almsgiving
  • Magnanimity
  • Metaphysics: The Basic Concepts
  • God's Simplicity
  • God's Eternity
  • Free Will
  • Knowledge
  • Incarnation
  • Atonement

1 review for Thomas Aquinas: Understand the Universal Teacher’s Greatest Ideas

  1. U.K. Cumbria

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    This course was so insightful. I have studied aquinas for years and teach his theology but still found huge insights from listening to Eleanore.

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