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Aquinas on God

Rudi te Velde - member of the board of the institute, lecturer in philosophy at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences (University of Tilburg) and professor at the Radboud-chair on the relationships between philosophy and Christianity at the University of Amsterdam - has recently published a book entitled Aquinas on God.
Aquinas on God - The 'Divine Science' of the Summa Theologiae presents an accessible exploration of Thomas Aquinas conception of God. Focusing on the Summa Theologiae - the work containing Aquinas' most systematic and complete exposition of the Christian doctrine of God - Rudi te Velde acquaints the reader with Aquinas' theological understanding of God and the metaphysical principles and propositions that underlie his project.
Aquinas' conception of God is dealt with not as an isolated metaphysical doctrine, but from the perspective of his broad theological view which underlies the scheme of the Summa.
Readers interested in Aquinas, historical theology, metaphysics and metaphysical discourse on God in the Christian tradition will find this new contribution to the studies of Aquinas invaluable.

Aquinas on God is published as part of the series Ashgate Studies in the History of Philosophical Theology.
ISBN 07546 0754 2 (Hardback) / 0754607550 (Paperback).
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On 23 June 2006 the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht organized a morning of studies. Lectures were given by the author, Rudi te Velde, and Harm Goris. Herwi Rikhof lead the discussion.

Rudi te Velde