Thomas Aquinas

Faith, Reason and Theology

Translated with introduction and notes by Armand Maurer. MST 32. 1987. xxxviii, 127 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–282–6 • $13.95 

The topics of Questions i–iv of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius are of vital interest to the Christian philosopher and theologian. Written while Aquinas was a youthful Master of Theology, the Questions show his solidarity with Christian tradition, his wide acquaintance with Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, and his creative use of philosophy in addressing theological issues.


Edited and translated by
A.G. Rigg

Gawain on Marriage: The Textual Tradition of the De coniuge non ducenda

Studies and Texts 79. 1986. xii, 104 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–079–2

The De coniuge non ducenda (composed ca. 1225–1250) was one of the most popular antimatrimonial satires of the later Middle Ages. It is a cheerful poem and not very serious. Its protagonist is the Arthurian hero Gawain, who was known not only for valour but also for unfortunate entanglements with women. He is planning to marry, but three “angels,” Peter of Corbeil, Lawrence of Durham and John Chrysostom (representing a trinity of Power, Wisdom and Grace), set out to dissuade him. Their arguments are drawn partly from traditional antifeminist satire and biblical proverbs, but they stress not the obstacles that marriage poses to the scholar or cleric but the disadvantages for the ordinary working man.


Thomas Aquinas

The Division and Methods of the Sciences

Translated with introduction and notes by Armand Maurer. Fourth revised edition. MST 3. 1986. xlii, 119 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–279–6 • $13.50

Questions v and vi of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius contain St. Thomas’ most comprehensive treatment of the classification of the theoretical sciences and description of their methods. They examine the meaning of knowledge and science, the distinction between practical and theoretical science, and the modes of procedure of the three main theoretical sciences: physics, mathematics and metaphysics. They also clarify the nature of an “intermediate science” (scientia media) partaking of both physics and mathematics.


Laurence K. Shook

Etienne Gilson

Etienne Gilson Series 6. 1984. x, 412 pp. ISBN ISBN 978–0–88844–706–7 • $84.95

This biography is the story of the distinguished Christian philosopher Etienne Gilson (1884–1978) based on a large collection of privileged correspondence, documents and personal recollections. It presents not only his immensely productive life as a writer, teacher and lecturer in France and North America but also something of the substance, nature and originality of his thought.

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