The chief dogmatic work of St Thomas Aquinas, known until recently as the ‘Summa Theologica’. The three parts treat of God, of humanity's return to God, and of Christ as the way of humankind to God. The final sections, on the Sacraments and the Last Things, were left unfinished, the missing parts being supplied on the basis of Thomas's ‘Commentary on the Sentences’.
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St Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225—1274) Italian philosopher, theologian, and Dominican friar