In mild of present curiosity within the considered St. Thomas Aquinas, rediscovery of the paintings of John Capreolus (1380-1444) is very vital. identified to the Renaissance theologians who succeeded him as "prince of Thomists," he demonstrated a method of Thomistic theological and philosophical engagement that has set the trend for Thomistic thinkers after him. Twentieth-century scholarship on Capreolus tended to target questions bearing on metaphysics, the individual, and the beatific imaginative and prescient. the aim of the current translation of his questions about the virtues is to deliver to the fore one other element of his idea, his theological ethics.
Capreolus's nice paintings, his Arguments in protection of the Theology of St. Thomas, constitutes an important juncture within the historical past of Western theology. in a single recognize it truly is an workout within the conventional style of question-commentaries on Peter Lombard's Book of Sentences, a twelfth-century paintings that have been the legit textbook of theology on the collage of Paris. In Capreolus's fingers, even though, the layout of the conventional Sentences statement itself turns into a pretext for achieving a goal extra unique than that of any previous commentator on Lombard's paintings, specifically to protect the concept of Aquinas opposed to his past due 13th- and early fourteenth-century adversaries, together with John Duns Scotus, Durandus of St. Pourçain, and Peter Aureole.
The choice from Capreolus's paintings represented during this translation indicates him protecting Aquinas's conclusions on religion, desire, charity, the presents of the Holy Spirit, and the virtues opposed to such adversaries. With a spirit of generosity in citation, Capreolus shall we every one adversary have his say, however the final result of the disputes is rarely in query, as Capreolus on each one element leads the reader in the direction of a view of the prevalence of the Thomistic position.
concerning the AUTHOR:
Kevin White is affiliate professor of philosophy on the Catholic collage of the USA and editor of Hispanic Philosophy within the Age of Discovery. He has edited texts by way of Aquinas and Peter of Auvergne and has released articles at the considered Aquinas.
Romanus Cessario, O.P., is professor of systematic theology at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. as well as a variety of articles and experiences, Cessario has authored, coauthored, or edited a number of books, together with The ethical Virtues and Theological Ethics and Introduction to ethical Theology (forthcoming, CUA Press).
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"This translation is perhaps of worth not just to these drawn to the background of Thomism, Thomistic ethical idea, and medieval texts on ethics, but in addition to these intrigued through present debates approximately freedom and legal responsibility in advantage ethics."―Joseph Koterski, S.J., foreign Philosophical Quarterly
"[This booklet] can be welcomed through all who're drawn to the present renewal of virtue-based morality. The translators have succeeded admirably in placing Capreolus's textual content into exact and readable English."―Michael J. Dodds, O.P., Theological Studies
"At a time of accelerating curiosity in virtues normally, and in St. Thomas' therapy of virtues specifically, this e-book is a call for participation to deep and major mirrored image at the truth of the virtues within the ethical and non secular lifestyles. . . . White and Cessario have translated Capreolus into effective and lucid English. they've got now not compromised the precision and consistency of the unique and feature still produced a good paintings in English. Capreolus has very precious translators and English-speaking students should be thankful indeed. at the Virtues is a piece of excessive scholasticism. . . . if you have given examine to advantage, who've learn Aquinas, and want to imagine but extra deeply approximately advantage with precision and contrast, who desire to input right into a longstanding, and ric