Jacques Maritain Center : St. Thomas Aquinas / by Ralph McInerny

Selected Bibliography

A. Primary Sources

1. In Latin

Note: Good lists of Aquinas's works are provided by I. T. Eschmann, "A Catalogue of St. Thomas's Works: Bibliographical Notes," in Etienne Gilson, The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (New York: Random House, 1956), pp. 281-439; and "A Brief Catalogue of Authentic Works," in James Weisheipl, Friar Thomas D'Aquino (New York: Doubleday, 1974), pp. 355-405.

Opera Omnia. Leonine Edition. Rome: Typographia Vaticana, 1882 ff. This edition is still incomplete, but the work goes on. Volume 47 of a projected 50 appeared in 1969.

Opera Omnia. New York: Benziger, 1948-50. 25 vols. [reprint of 1852-73 Parma edition].

In Aristotelis Librum De Anima Commentarium. Ed. Pirotta. Turin: Marietti, 1948.

In Aristotelis libros Peri Hermeneias et Posteriorum Analyticorum Expositio. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1955.

In Aristotelis libros De Coelo et Mundo, De Generatione et Corruptione, Meteorologicorum Expositio. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1952.

In Aristotelis libros De Sensu et Sensato, De Memoria et Remini-scentia Commentarium. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Maritetti, 1952.

In Octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis Commentarium. Ed. Maggiolo. Turin: Marietti, 1954.

In Decem libros Ethicorum Aristotelis ad Nicomachum Expositio. Ed. Cathala. Turin: Marietti, 1949.

In Duodecem libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis Expositio. Ed. Cathala and Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1950.

Expositio super librum Boethii De Trinitate. Ed. Bruno Decker. Leiden: Brill, 1959.

In librum beati Dionysii De Divinis Nominibus. Ed. Pera. Turin: Marietti, 1950.

Super librum De Causis Expositio. Ed. H. D. Saffrey. Fribourg: Societé Philosophique, 1954.

Super Epistolas Sancti Pauli Lectura. Ed. Cai. 2 vols. Turin: Marietti, 1953.

Scriptum super libros Sententiarum Magistri Petri Lombardi. Ed. Mandonnet and Moos. 4 vols. Paris: Lethielleux, 1929.

Summa theologiae. Cura Fratrum Ordinis Praedicatorum. 5 vols. Madrid: Biblioteca de Atores Cristianos, 1955.

Summa Contra Gentiles. Editio Manualis Leonina. Rome: Marietti, 1946.

Compendium theologiae. Ed. Verardo. In Opuscula Theologica, Vol. 1. Turin: Marietti, 1954.

Quaestiones Quodlibetales. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1949.

Opusculum De Ente et Essentia. Ed. Sestili. Turin: Marietti, 1948.

Opusculum De Principiis Naturae. In Opuscula Philosophica. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1954.

Quaestiones Disputatae. Ed. Spiazzi, Pession, Calcaterra, Centi, Bazzi, Odetto. 2 vols. Turin: Marietti, 1949. Volume 1 contains the De Veritate; Volume 2 contains De Potentia Dei, De Anima, De Spiritualibus Creaturis, De Unione Verbi Incarnati, De Malo, and De Virtutibus in Communi.

Tractatus De Unitate Intellectus Contra Averroistas. Ed. Keeler. Rome: Gregorian University, 1946.

De Aeternitate Mundi Contra Murmurantes. In Opuscula Philosophica. Ed. Spiazzi. Turin: Marietti, 1954.

De Regimine Principum et De Regimine Judaeorum. Ed. Mathis. Turin: Marietti, 1948.

Super Evangelium S. Matthaei Lectura. Ed. Cai. Turin: Marietti, 1951.

Super Evangelium S. Ionnis Lectura. Ed. Cai. Turin: Marietti, 1952.

2. In English

Aristotle On Interpretation: Commentary by St. Thomas and Cajetan. Trans. Jean Oesterle. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. 1962.

Commentary on the Posterior Analytics. Trans. f. R. Larcher. Albany: Magi, 1970.

Commentary on Aristotle's Physics. Trans. R. Blackwell et al. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1963.

Aristotle's De Anima with the Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas. Trans. K. Foster and R. Humphries. New Haven. Yale University Press, 1951.

Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle. Trans. J. P. Rowan. 2 vols. Chicaago: Regnery, 1964.

Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. Trans. C. I. Litzinger. 2 vols. Chicago: Regnery, 1964.

The Trinity and the Unicity of the Intellect. Trans. R. E. Brennan. St. Louis: Herder, 1946.

Division and Methods of the Sciences. Trans. A. Maurer. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1953.

On the Unity of the Intellect Against the Averroists. Trans. B. Zedler. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1968.

St. Thomas, Siger de Brabant, St. Bonaventure: On the Eternity of the World. Trans. E. Vollert, L. Kendzierski, and P. Byrne. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1968.

Aquinas on Being and Essence. Translation and commentary by Joseph Bobik. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1965.

On the Principles of Nature. Trans. R. J. Henle and V. Bourke. St. Louis: St. Louis University, 1947.

Summa theologiae. Bilingual edition in 60 vols. Executive editor, Thomas Gilby. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1964 ff.

On the Truth of the Catholic Faith (Summa Contra Gentiles). Trans. A. Pegis, J. F. Anderson, V. Bourke, C. O'Neil. 5 vols. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1976.

Compendium of Theology. Trans. Vollert. St. Louis: St. Louis University, 1947.

On Truth. Trans. R. Mulligan, B. McGlynn, R. Schmidt. 3 vols. Chicago: Regnery, 1952-54.

On the Power of God. Trans. L. Shapcote. Westminster, Md. Newman Press, 1952.

On Spiritual Creatures. Trans. M. C. Fitzpatrick and J. J. Wellmuth, Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1951.

On the Soul. Trans. J. P. Rowan. St. Louis: Herder, 1949.

On the Virtues in General. Trans. J. Reid. Providence, 1951.

On Charity. Trans. L. Kendzierski. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1960.

Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Trans. F. R. Larcher. Albany: Magi, 1966.

Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. Trans. M. L. Lamb. Albany: Magi, 1966.

Catena Aurea. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1841-45.

Treatise on Separate Substances. Critical edition of the Latin text and English translation by Francis Lescoe. West Hartford, Conn. St. Joseph College Press, 1963.

B. Secondary Sources

ANDERSON, JAMES F. The Bond of Being. St. Louis: Herder, 1949. A presentation of Thomas's teaching on analogy along Cajetanian lines, and a comparison with modern positions.

ARMSTRONG, R. A. Primary and Secondary Precepts in Thomistic Natural Law Teaching. The Hague: Nijoff, 1966. A good survey of the major interpretations, with an excellent bibiiography.

BOBIK, JOSEPH. Aquinas On Being and Essence. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1965. An excellent rethinking and appraisal which sees this opusculum as a veritable summary of Thomistic metaphysics.

DENNIS BONNETTE. Aquinas' Proofs for God's Existence. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1965. An excellent rethinking and appraisal which sees this opusculua as a veritable summary of Thomistic metaphysics.

Bourke, Vernon J. Aquinas's Search for Wisdom. Milwaukee: Bruce, 1965. Essential. Alternating biographical and doctrinal chapters.

Burell, David. Analogy and Philosophical Language. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960. An historical survey together with an analysis of Thomas on analogy and an argument for its continuing relevance.

_________, Exercises in Religious Understanding. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1974. Chapter on Aquinas particularly interesting after earlier ones on Augustine and Anselm.

CAHN, STEVEN. Fate, Logic and Time. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1967. Thomas and others on determinism.

CHENU, M. D. A Guide to the Study of Thomas Aquinas. Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 1964. An excellent introduction to Thomas and his works in their medieval setting.

CHESTERTON, G. K. Saint Thomas Aquinas. London: Hodder & Staughton, 1934. A delightful tour de force Etienne Gilson would have liked to write.

CLARK, MARY T. Aquinas Reader. New York: Anchor, 1974. Selections wisely chosen and interestingly arranged.

COPLESTON, F. C. Aquinas. Baltimore: Penguin, 1970. Good introductory survey.

D'ARCY, ERIC. Conscience and Its Right to Freedom London: Sheed and Ward, 1961. Despite the title, a good general introduction to Thomas's moral thought, with reference to recent controversies.

DEKONINCK, CHARLES. Ego Sapientia: La Sagesse Qui Est Marie. Quebec: Presses Universitaires, 1943. A Thomist on Mariology.

________ . The Hollow Universe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960. A lucid and brief presentation of the Thomistic philosophy of nature.

_______. La Pieté du Fils. Quebec: Presses Universitaires, 1954. An essay on the Assumption.

________. De la primauté du bien commun. Quebec: Presses Universitaires, 1943. A polemic against some interpretation of the common good.

DOIG, JAMES. Aquinas on Metaphysics. The Hague; Nijhoff, 1972. An interpretation of Thomas's metaphysics with reference to his Arab and Latin interpreters.

FABRO, CORNELIO. Esegesi Tomistici. Rome: Lateran, 1969. A Collection of Thomistic studies of extreme interest.

________. Participation et Causalité. Louvain: Nauelwaerts, 1961. Sui generis account of the significance of esse in the thought of Aquinas.

FOSTER, K. The Life of St. Thomas Aquinas. London: Newman, 1959.

GARRIGOU-LAGRANGE, R. Reality: A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought. St. Louis: Herder, 1960. Solid survey by an eminent Thomist.

GEACH, PETER, and ANSCOMBE, ELIZABETH. Three Philosophers Oxford: Blackwell, 1961. Essays on Aristotle, Aquinas, and Frege.

GILSON, ETIENNE. Being and Some Philosphers. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1952. A controversial insistence on the uniqueness of Thomas, marked perhaps by an excessive desire to drive a wedge between Aristotle and Aquinas.

__________. The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. New York: Random House, 1956. Gilson's chef d'oeuvre, which he has been revising over a long and distinguished career.

HENRY, D. F. Medieval Logic and Metaphysics. London: Hutchinson University Library, 1972. A discussion of some medieval tenets, notably the distinction of essence and existence, using the tools of modern logic; specifically Lesnieski's ontology.

JAFFE, H. Thomism and Aristotelianism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1952. Argues on the basis of the Nicomachean Ethics and Thomas's commentary on it that Aristotle and Aquinas differ more than superficially on moral matters.

KENNY, A. Aquinas: A Collection of Critical Essays. New York: Anchor, 1969.

KING-FARLOW, JOHN and CHRISTENSEN, W. N. Faith and the Life of Reason. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1972, Include discussion of Thomas on the notion of a just war.

KLUBERTANZ, GEORGE. St. Thomas Aquinas and Analogy. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1960. Argues for a large number of tpes of analogy against a frieze of texts.

LYTTKENS, HAMPUS. The Analogy Between God and the World. Almqvist & Wiksells Boktryckeri, Uppsala, 1952. An early entry by a Protestant scholar in the recent upsurge of interest in Thomistic analogy.

MARITAIN, JACQUES. The Angelic Doctor. New York: Scribner's 1958.

________. The Degrees of Wisdom. New York: Scribner's, 1959. The ascending line of Thomas's thought from natural philosophy through metaphysics and theology to mysticism.

MASCALL, E. I. Existence and Analogy. Athlone Press, London, 1949. A popular work by an Anglican Thomist.

MCINERNY, RALPH. The Logic of Analogy in Protestant and Catholic Theology. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1963.

________. Thomism in an Age of Renewal. New York: Doubleday, 1966.

MONDIN, B. The Principal of Analogy in Protestant and Catholic Theology. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1963.

NAUS, JOHN. The Nature of the Practical Intellect According to St. Thomas Aquinas. Rome: Gregorian, 1969. A careful and thorough treatment.

O'BRIEN, THOMAS. Metaphysics and the Existence of God. Washington: ACPA, 1960. Though not innovative, solid and interesting.

OWENS, JOSEPH. The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studeis, 1951. This landmark work attempts to go beyond the interpreters to Aristotle himself.

________. St. Thomas and the Future of Metaphysics. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1957.

PEGIS, ANTON. Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas. New York: Modern Library, 1965. Texts from Summa theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles illustrating the great themes of Thomas's thought.

PIEPER, JOSEF. Belief and Faith. New York: Pantheon, 1963. A rethinking of Thomas on faith, with reference to Newman.

_______. Guide to Thomas Aquinas. New York: Pantheon, 1962. An informative and lyrical introduction.


_______. The Silence of St. Thomas. New York: Pantheon, 1953. Meditative, suggestive: why did Thomas stop writing?

PLANTINGA, ALVIN. The Nature of Necessity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974. Notable for its use of possible worlds semantics, this work provides an ingenious handling of the problem of evil.

PRELLER, V. Divine Science and the Science of God. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967. A familiar theme, but treated in such a way as to surprise the traditional Thomist.

PRIOR, A. N. Papers on Time and Tense. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1968.

ROENSCH, F. J. Early Thomistic School. Dubuque: Priory Press, 1964. A corrective of prevailing modern views as to what questions were controverted in the early history of Thomism.

ROMMEN, H. The Natural Law. St. Louis: Herder, 1947. Still a basic work on the subject.

ROSS, J. F. Inquiries into Medieval Philosophy. Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1971. A remarkable collection of essays displaying analytic logic or formalistic, and traditional approaches.

SILLEM, E. Ways of Thinking about God. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1961.

SIMON, YVES. Introduction à l'Ontologie du Connaître. Paris: Desclee de Brouwer, 1934. Both textually based and innovative.

WEISHEIPL, J. Friar Thomas D'Aquino. New York: Doubleday, 1974. The most recent and thorough introduction; first-rate, filled with provocative interpretations and resolutions.

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