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This review is from: Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Paperback)
With such a mind boggling, almost infinite amount of information produced by Aquinas, one is overwhelmed with where to start. In this book, Selman takes thirteen of Aquinas' most popular topics of discussion and with pinpoint accuracy explains them-along with Aquinas' reasoning- in a format that is easy to read...but not watered down. Seman keeps his own opinions out of the writings, keeping Aquinas' thought constantly in the foreground. Selman also does an excellent job explaining the circumstances surrounding the writings taking into account the social, political and religious undertones of the era.
While Gilson, McInery and Pieper are still the best exhaustive writers on Aquinas this one gets quickly to the heart, and stays there.
By far the best book I have read on Aquinas' thought in a long time.