By Gaven Kerr
Gaven Kerr presents the 1st book-length examine of St. Thomas Aquinas's a lot overlooked facts for the life of God in De Ente et Essentia bankruptcy four. He bargains a latest presentation, interpretation, and protection of this evidence, starting with an account of the metaphysical rules utilized by Aquinas after which describing how they're hired in the evidence to set up the life of God. alongside the best way, Kerr engages modern authors who've addressed Aquinas's or related reasoning.
The facts constructed within the De Ente is, on Kerr's examining, self sufficient of a number of the different proofs in Aquinas's corpus and immune to the normal classificatory schemes of proofs of God. via making use of a historic and hermeneutical expertise of the philosophical matters awarded by means of Aquinas's concept and comparing such philosophical matters with analytical precision, Kerr is ready to go through the evidence and assessment what Aquinas is announcing, and no matter if what he's announcing is true.
By technique of an research of 1 of Aquinas's earliest proofs, Kerr highlights a foundational argument that's current in the course of the even more quite often studied Thomistic writings, and brings it to undergo in the context of analytical philosophy, displaying its relevance to the modern reader.