There was only one Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas. However, there have been many Thomists—philosophers and theologians who have assimilated the principles of his instruction and found the freedom that only the truth can provide.
Our Thomist Tradition book series conveys a dual conviction:
- The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas contains an incomparable fullness of wisdom.
- The writings of the Thomists who followed him play a necessary role in mediating his wisdom to subsequent generations.
The Thomist Tradition will make available the key texts of figures—both classic and contemporary, major and minor—who rightly claim membership in the living tradition which bears the intellectual imprint of their master, Thomas.
Each carefully selected volume in the Thomist Tradition series includes:
- A new introduction that explains the book’s original historical and speculative context and outlines its enduring relevance to contemporary questions and disputes.
- Extensive editorial review and certain footnotes that highlight, explain, and clarify themes and passages of particular significance.
It is our sincere hope that this endeavor will contribute to the renewed interest in the Thomist tradition among contemporary philosophers and theologians. For 800 years, Thomas and the Thomists have demonstrated unparalleled service in the defense and exposition of the saving truth Christ confided to his Bride, the Catholic Church. The Thomist Tradition book series is designed both to honor that service and to provide the Thomists of today and tomorrow with resources for their own service to the Truth who sets us free.
Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., serves as the general editor of Cluny Media’s Thomist Tradition book series. Along with his contributions to previous Cluny titles (The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Thomistic Psychology), he is the co-author (with Romanus Cessario, O.P.) of Thomas and the Thomists: The Achievement of Thomas Aquinas and his Interpreters (Fortress, 2017).
Metaphysics and the Existence of God, Thomas C. O’Brien (now available)
The Concept of Sacred Theology, Joseph Clifford Fenton (Christmas 2017)
Natural Law and Human Freedom: Thomistic Investigations, Thomas U. Mullaney and Walter R. Farrell (July 2018)
The Eucharist (De Eucharistia), Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (a new translation, Christmas 2018)
The Theological Virtues (De Virtutibus Theologicis), Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (a new translation, Christmas 2018)