Treatise on Law : Mexico City Exhibition (Standard Poster)
by Saint Thomas Aquinas and Ralph M. McInerny


Overview - St. Thomas's Summa theologiae is often compared to a medieval cathedral because of its sublime construction both as a work of logic and literary architecture. Here is a mere tip of one of the spires, summarizing the great Saint's views on the nature and structure of law.  Read more...

 
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Overview
St. Thomas's Summa theologiae is often compared to a medieval cathedral because of its sublime construction both as a work of logic and literary architecture. Here is a mere tip of one of the spires, summarizing the great Saint's views on the nature and structure of law. Believing that law achieves its results by imposing moral obligations rather than outright force, St. Thomas defines the Christian view of liberty. And he asks - and answers - the deep questions: What are the roots of the moral obligations imposed by law? By what warrant does the human legislator bind the consciences of men? Should custom be given the force of law? What are the limits within which men may exercise their power? Aquinas addresses issues that perplex Americans - and their courts - to this day. Now with a new introduction by University of Notre Dame professor of philosophy, medieval scholar, and director of the Jacques Maritain Center, Ralph McInerny.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780895267054
  • ISBN-10: 0895267055
  • Publisher: Gateway Editions
  • Publish Date: September 1996
  • Page Count: 116
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.4 x 0.33 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.38 pounds


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