Faith & the Life of the Intellect
-- Torrell continues his masterful work on the great Dominican theologian, here considering Thomas Aquinas's spirituality. In this long-awaited ... Show synopsis -- Torrell continues his masterful work on the great Dominican theologian, here considering Thomas Aquinas's spirituality. In this long-awaited sequel to Volume 1, The Person and His Work, Torrell brilliantly lays out the theoretical background of Thomas's spirituality. Meticulous in his research, Torrell quotes often from Thomas's own texts and presents a clear understanding of Aquinas's views on nature, the person, human society, politics, and our ultimate end in communion with God and one another. -- The first volume, Saint Thomas Aquinas: Volume 1, The Person and His Work garnered rave reviews as "the most up-to-date biography available" (Choice); "the introduction to Thomas" (First Things); "the crown of recent research into Aquinas" (Theological Studies). Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P., is renowned for his research on Thomas Aquinas. He was a member of the Leonine Commission, where he contributed to research on and editing of Aquinas's works.