The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas

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Course Title: The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Course Fee: Free

Course Length: 1.5 hour lectures.

  • 1.1: What is Theological Science? (1 hr 42 min)
  • 1.2: God Considered as One. (1 hr 40 min)
  • 1.3: God Considered as Triune. (1 hr 24 min)
  • 1.4: The Metaphysics of Creation and, in particular, the Human Person. (1 hr 30 min)
  • 2.1: Moral Theology, Theosis, and Beatitude. (1 hr 33 min)
  • 2.2: Human Acts and Christian Conscience. (1 hr 20 min)
  • 2.3 The Virtues (1 hr 20 min)
  • 2.4 On Law and Grace (1 hr 25 min)
  • 2.5 The Theological Virtue of Faith (1 hr 35 min)

Course Description:

  • Lectures on the Summa theologiae, Prima Pars.  In these lectures, Dr. Minerd will lead you through the highlights of the first portion of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae, often referred to as the “Prima pars.”  While listening to these lectures, you will learn about the structure of theological science, how theology reflects on the unity of God and those things that pertain to God’s considered as one, the Thomistic theology of the Trinity, and the basic metaphysics of the created order, as presented in this portion of the Summa theologiae.
  • Lectures on the Summa theologiae, Prima Secundae.  In these lectures, Dr. Minerd will lead you through the highlights of the first portion of the moral part of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae, often referred to as the “Secunda pars.”  While listening to these lectures, you will learn about the nature of moral theology, the centrality of the notions of beatitude and theosis in moral theology, the analysis of human acts and moral reasoning, the passions, the virtues, and the notion of law in moral theology, as well as in ethics more broadly.

About the Lecturer: Dr. Minerd is a Ruthenian Catholic, raised Roman Catholic in a mixed American-Slavic and Appalachian cultural context in Southwestern PA, a husband and father, a seminary professor, a translator. For his full CV, click here.