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Henry of Ghent's Summa: The Questions on God's Existence and Essence (Aricles 21-24) (Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations) Paperback – October 1, 2005
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The work reads like most Scholastic summas with its articles, questions, pro, con, reply to arguments, etc. The articles themselves are thick and rely heavily on the works of Aristotle, Augustine, and Avicenna. Henry's summa was refreshing for this reason in that unlike those who came after him he does not leave the Augustinian tradition in disuse, but herein attempts to bridge traditional Christian philosophy with the new Aristotlenism which by Henry's time was reaching its apex.
The translation is a great help for isolated Anglophones and the retained Latin text on opposite pages leave room for technical study. The introduction is also a worthy asset.