Title: Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company October 2012
0802867413 / 9780802867414
Seller ID: 121759
In Dust Bound for Heaven Reinhard H tter shows how Thomas Aquinas's view of the human being as dust bound for heaven weaves together elements of two questions without fusion or reduction. Does humanity still have an insatiable thirst for God that sends each person on an irrepressible religious quest that only the vision of God can quench? Or must the human being, living after the fall, become a "new creation" in order to be readied for heaven?H tter also applies Thomas's anthropology to a host of pressing contemporary concerns, including the modern crisis of faith and reason, political theology, the relationship between divine grace and human freedom, and many more. The concluding chapter explores the Christological center of Thomas's theology.