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Books to Buy
Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.
- Thomas Aquinas (Author), Peter Kreeft (Editor)
A Summa of the Summa
Instuctor Comment: A used copy is fine, but not an e-book. These are excerpts from the Summa Theologiae with Kreeft’s excellent footnotes. If someone wants to buy you a book for Christmas, you might consider asking for the Latin-English version of the the first 49 questions of the Prima Pars from the Aquinas Institute in Lander, WY. Here’s the link / $47.96, hardback.
- Edward Feser
The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
St. Augustine’s Press; First Edition, New edition
Instructor Comment: A used copy is fine, but not an e-book.
- C.S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain
HarperCollins Publishers; 1st edition
Instructor Comment: Any edition will be fine. Instructor will be using this recent HarperOne edition. New or used, but not an e-book.
- W. Norris Clarke, SJ
The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysic
University of Notre Dame Press; 1st edition
Instructor Comment: This book should already have been purchased for Metaphysics.
Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.
- Sample Recommended Texts Here
Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.
Pascal, Pensees and Other Writings
Proclus, Elements of Theology
Pseudo-Dionysius, The Divine Names