New English Translation of St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae (Summa Theologica)

by Alfred J. Freddoso
John and Jean Oesterle Professor Emeritus of Thomistic Studies
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

University of Notre Dame

(updated October 18, 2017)
I am presently embarked on the admittedly foolhardy project of translating the whole of the Summa Theologiae. Will I ever finish? Well, at least I have started.  As I fashion the latest drafts of the various questions, I make them available here in .pdf format.  I am constantly making unannounced revisions to these files.  But the latest versions are those available here on any given day.

Part 1 and Part 1-2 are complete in a loose sense.  
That is to say, I'm constantly revising them as I re-read them.  A slightly earlier version of the Treatise on Law (Part 1-2, questions 90-108) came out in book form in 2009 from St. Augustine's Press (click here for the Amazon site). Likewise, a slightly earlier version of The Treatise on Human Nature (Part 1, questions 75-102) came out in book form in 2010 from St. Augustine's Press (click here for the Amazon site).

As some of you know, my wife has been seriously ill since June 2016 and so I have had to spend a lot of time caring for her, which includes taking over almost all the various aspects of running a household. How am I doing? Pretty well, but it's tough to meet the high standard set by Mrs. Home Management. (She literally taught the course in ten sessions shortly before she became ill.) In any case, this, along with 'retirement fever', has slowed my progress on the translation.  Nonetheless, I will continue to plod along, in the hope of living long enough to finish.

Comments are welcome, no matter what their nature.  (But try to take it easy on my fragile ego, ok?)  I will not be able to respond to all comments, but I will take them all into account.
 I wish to thank those who have been sending me comments.


Prima Pars (Part 1)
Pars Prima-Secundae (Part 1-2)
Pars Secunda-Secundae (Part 2-2)
Tertia Pars (Part 3)



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