“Aquinas’ Summa Theologica is my favorite book after the Bible.”

http://www.logos.com/images/products/thumb_4245.jpegWe mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that Dr. Norm Geisler is here in Bellingham, WA and will be speaking tonight on “The Importance of Creation.” You may recall our talking about Dr. Geisler on the blog before. Back in February Scott Lindsey, the director of our ministry relations department, spent a day with Dr. Geisler and shared loads of interesting tidbits from their conversation.

One of the things that didn’t make that blog post was something that Scott shared with me about Dr. Geisler’s favorite book—after the Bible, of course: Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica (aka Summa Theologiae).

Dr. Geisler expressed surprise that Aquinas’ magnum opus wasn’t available for Libronix, so we decided to look into it.

Someone (whose initials are WD) commented on that post about Geisler:

Dr. Geisler is one of the BIG GUNS, not just in our time, but all of Church history. His name appears on lists with Augustine and Aquinas.

Speaking of Aquinas, when are you guys at Logos going to offer the Summa? Dr. G would totally approve……..

Well, WD and Dr. Geisler, we’re happy to finally announce that Aquinas’ Summa Theologica is on Pre-Pub, in both English and an English-Latin bundle!

Comments

  1. Ted Hans says:

    I have also expressed surprise that the Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas had not appeared in Logos by sending my suggestion to suggest@logos.com. Happily the situation has been remedied.
    When are we going to have more of Dr. Norm Geisler books in Logos? Since “Dr. Geisler is one of the BIG GUNS, not just in our time, but in all of Church history. His name appears on lists with Augustine and Aquinas” should my dear friends in Logos not take a HINT!:)

  2. Hm, I wonder why is Aquinas’ Summa so important to Dr. Geisler? I haven’t read the book, so I’m not asking this in an judgmental way. I would just like to know what did a Catholic theologian write that is so important to Protestants?
    Thank you! It’s wonderful to us Libronix while preparing for a sermon. :)

  3. Aquinas wrote a lot that is beneficial to all Christians. His refutation of Monism, via analogy, his apologetics, via the five ways etc…
    Needless to say, I am thrilled about the Summa, but lets not stop there, what about the Summa Contra Gentiles. Also, I would love for Logos to begin to offer much more philosophical stuff, Plato, Aristotle, even Hume and Kant, shoot, even The Origin of Species(refuting source material is always fun). Why not make Logos the total package, not just Biblical Study, as awesome as that is, but have it cover the entire Theological enterprise. Imagine, a castle sized library on my laptop, SWEET!!!!!!!!

  4. I think MBF is on to something. But to go one step further (as long as we are talking about ‘castle sized libraries’) why not publish the Scriptures from ALL of the modern religious faith traditions (including Buddhism, Islam, Baha’i, Hinduism, etc). With the growing Interfaith Movement (whether one agrees with it or not), the importance of an informed dialogue with those from other belief systems cannot be overstated. –SK–