Aquinas on Scripture: a new book from T&T Clark

Aquinas on Scripture: A Critical Introduction to his Commentaries
The folks at T & T Clark have come out with another useful book on Aquinas, this time one devoted to his reading and commenting on sacred scripture. The book is entitled Aquinas on Scripture: A Critical Introduction to his Commentaries. Here’s the blurb:

This book evaluates all the biblical commentaries of St Thomas Aquinas for the modern age with each commentary examined by an expert, specialist scholar in that field. Each chapter focuses on the two or three major themes of its particular commentary and also relates the themes of the commentaries to Aquinas’ Summa Contra Gentiles and especially to his Summa Theologica.

The purpose of this volume is not only to evaluate Aquinas’ commentaries, but also, in so doing, to demonstrate that Aquinas is primarily a biblical theologian, a consideration that has come more and more to the fore in recent studies. No other book systematically addresses this important issue for Aquinas, biblical studies and theology.

Here’s the line-up of articles in the book, their authors, and affiliations:

  • Introductory Essay, by Nicholas M. Healy, St John’s University, New York, USA
  • Job, by John Yocum, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo University, Manila
  • Isaiah, by Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Matthew, by Jeremy Holmes, doctoral student at Marquette University
  • John, by Matthew Levering, Ave Marie University, Naples, Florida
  • Romans/Galatians, Steven Boguslawski, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, USA
  • 1&2 Corinthians, by Daniel Keating, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, USA
  • Ephesians/Colossians, by Mark Edwards, Christ Church College, Oxford University, UK
  • Philippians, 1&T Thessalonians, Philemon, by Francesca Murphy, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1&2 Timothy, Titus, by John Saward, Greyfriars, Oxford and International Theological Institute,
    Gaming, Austria
  • Hebrews, by T. Weinandy, Greyfriars, Oxford and the United States Conference of
    Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.
  • Index

The hardback copy of the book is absurdly priced at $105.00 USD, making the paperback appear reasonable at $29.95.


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).