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One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor's Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions by [Vost, Kevin]
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"This book will take you by the hand, step-by-step, from confusion to clarity, from chaos to order, and from our simplest beginning our search for happiness to our final end, eternal union with God." -- Dr. Peter Kreeft "Professor of Philosophy, Boston College"

"Many never discover Aquinas because they are put off by the sheer bulk of his writings. Vost has served up the saint's arguments small enough that anyone can digest." -- Karl Keating "President, Catholic Answers"

"For clarity choose Aquinas. For clarity on Aquinas choose Kevin Vost. Ideal for cutting through the silly sentimentality of modern religion with sound and serious thinking." -- Rev. Dwight Longenecker "Parish Priest, Our Lady of the Rosary"

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Pope St. Pius X said that "in just one year, a man can derive more profit from the works of St. Thomas Aquinas than from a lifetime studying the works of others."

If you don't have a year to study the more than 3,000+ pages St. Thomas wrote, then turn to The One-Minute Aquinas, the fast-paced book that provides busy readers with simple, readable explanations of the truths that, for 750 years now, have caused the works of St. Thomas to be sought out by kings and popes, scholars and saints, as well as by ordinary souls like you hungry to know God and to love him more and more.

In this book's lucid pages, author Kevin Vost gives you mall, digestible portions of St. Thomas's life-giving wisdom that you can enjoy one minute at a time. Tables and graphics will help you grasp and remember St. Thomas's key ideas with a minimum of time and effort.

Best of all, in The One-Minute Aquinas you'll find quick, sure refutations of the countless relativistic, secular, and pseudoscientific ideas that are so influential in our culture today and so shallow, contradictory, and wrong!

Pope John Paul II declared that "The Church has been justified in consistently proposing St. Thomas as a master of thought and a model of the right way to do theology." Now The One-Minute Aquinas enables even those with limited time and only a modest education to benefit from the wisdom of this great saint.

Here, with minimal effort and among scores of other things, you'll finally come to know and understand: Why God permits evil, Why He created t he universe, His power and (yes!) its limits. Why Jesus let Himself be tempted. How you can grow quickly in virtue. The natural law and the Commandments. The causes of lust (and how to remedy it). Aquinas's five simple proofs that God exists Grace: did you know there are six kinds?

Temperance (and what it does not forbid) Fortitude, and the virtues that strengthen it Mary: can she really be the Mother of God? And more!


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1877 KB
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  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press (31 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I655UJM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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This book presumes no previous knowledge of philosophy but it expects a Christian reader. In its attempt at popularity it must somewhat fail t to demonstrate the brilliance, range and objectivity of the author's monumental work.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Aquinas For Dummies 8 May 2014
By Ronald J. Garofalo - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not fully absorbed this book yet but find it very helpful in getting a better grasp on the Angelic Doctor's theology. But I am disappointed in the rather lamentable failure of the publisher in proofreading this work. I have found several sentences unfinished when they start at the bottom of one page and do not continue on the following page (you don't know how many words have been omitted)! This offsets the author's intent to present Aquinas's work more clearly. Disappointing.
5.0 out of 5 stars anyone interested in theology and the strong arguments Aquinas gave us should read this book. 24 May 2017
By ARG - Published on Amazon.com
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Kevin Vost is one of my favorite Catholic writers. He has a gift for taking big scary theological tomes and themes and condensing them into plain language without losing the importance, the essence or the beauty of the original. Summa Theologica has been on my self for at least a decade. I am not getting it out just yet, but it is niggling in my mind to do it soon. What a wonderful book this was. Aquinas may be a Catholic saint, the Angelic Doctor, and Vost may be writing to a mainly Catholic audience, but anyone interested in theology and the strong arguments Aquinas gave us should read this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The One Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost is an excellent book. Kevin does a great job getting into ... 16 Aug. 2014
By Salvatore Grasso - Published on Amazon.com
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The One Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost is an excellent book. Kevin does a great job getting into the mind of Saint Aquinas. It teaches what all Christians should do, to understand what God wants from us, to better understand our Catholic faith, and no one has done a better task than explain it than Saint Thomas Aquinas. It is very well laid out , clear and concise and above all its easy to understand. For people as myself and others out there who don't have time in reading "The Summa Theologica" which is very deep and hard to understand unless your a biblical scholar or theologian, then this is the book for you, its easy to read its quick and you also get an insight into Saint Thomas Aquinas mind. Definitely recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Boring Philosopher is a Sin monger. 26 Mar. 2014
By Michael A. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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St. Thomas in one of the ‘Dumb Ox Box’ sections (short diversions from the main topic flow) says a philosopher should never be boring. He isn’t. (Unlike the imbeciles I suffered through during the mandatory Introduction to Philosophy I had to take in college.) Though I admit that this is more like a 3-5 minute Aquinas, as it take a bit extra for me to absorb ideas that have never occurred to me before. But then each part of the flow leads to the next one so smoothly that I find I went 30 - 40 or so pages at a jaunt. Of course it no doubt helps that I am reading a summary of his summary. No wonder the nuns in my grade school liked him far more than St. Augustine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A quick wade in the pool of Aquinas allows us to see the depth of his philosophy 30 Mar. 2016
By Joby Provido - Published on Amazon.com
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Five stars because the book delivers what the description contains: a one-minute (well more than one minute, but short) summary of the fundamental questions. It is written in the current English style so it is easy to understand even the difficult philosophical progression of ideas. Every once in a while, there is a "Dumb Ox question" (because Aquinas was big and seemed dumb to his school mates and "earned" him this name) to refreshingly break the movement of ideas. My only regret is that it does not contain all of the questions -- that would have given it a six-star rating.
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