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This version of Aquinas' Summa contra Gentiles contains the annotations of Joseph Rickaby, early 20th century Jesuit priest and philosopher.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Book I. Of God as He Is in Himself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32
Chapter I. The Function of the Wise Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32
Chapter II. Of the Author’s Purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33
p. 33
Chapter III. That the Truths which we confess concerning God fall under
two Modes or Categories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 35
Chapter IV. That it is an advantage for the Truths of God, known by Natural
Reason, to be proposed to men to be believed on faith. . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 36
Chapter V. That it is an advantage for things that cannot he searched out
by Reason to be proposed as Tenets of Faith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 37
Chapter VI. That there is no lightmindedness in assenting to Truths of Faith,
although they are above Reason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 38
Chapter VII. That the Truth of reason is not contrary to the Truth of Christian
Faith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 39
Chapter VIII. Of the Relation of Human Reason to the first Truth of
Faith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter IX. The Order and Mode of Procedure in this Work. . . . . . . . . p. 39
p. 40
Chapter X. Of the Opinion of those who say that the Existence of God
cannot he proved, being a Self-evident Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 41
Chapter XI. Rejection of the aforesaid Opinion, and Solution of the aforesaid
Reasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 42
Chapter XII. Of the Opinion of those who say that the Existence of God is
a Tenet of Faith alone and cannot he demonstrated. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XIII. Reasons in Proof of the Existence of God. . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43
p. 45
Chapter XIV. That in order to a Knowledge of God we must use the Method
of Negative Differentiation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XV. That God is Eternal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 46
Chapter XVI. That in God there is no Passive Potentiality. . . . . . . . . . p. 47
Chapter XVIII. That in God there is no Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
Chapter XX. That God is Incorporeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 48
Chapter XXI. That God is His own Essence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49
Chapter XXII. That in God Existence and Essence is the same. . . . . . . p. 49
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Chapter XXIII. That in God there is no Accident. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 50
p. 52
Chapter XXIV. That the Existence of God cannot he characterised by the
addition of any Substantial Differentia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XXV. That God is not in any Genus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 52
p. 53
Chapter XXVI. That God is not the formal or abstract being of all
things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XXVIII. That God is Universal Perfection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 55
Chapter XXIX. How Likeness to God may be found in Creatures. . . . . . p. 56
Chapter XXX. What Names can be predicated of God. . . . . . . . . . . . p. 56
p. 57
Chapter XXXI. That the Plurality of divine Names is not inconsistent with
the Simplicity of the Divine Being predicated of God and of other
Beings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 58
Chapter XXXII. That nothing is predicated of God and other beings
synonymously. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 58
Chapter XXXIII. That it is not at all true that the application of common
Predicates to God and to Creatures involves nothing beyond a mere Identity
of Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 59
Chapter XXXIV. That the things that are said God and Creatures are said
analogously. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 60
Chapter XXXV. That the several Names predicated of God are not
synonymous. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 61
Chapter XXXVI. That the Propositions which our Understanding forms of
God are not void of meaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XXXVIII. That God is His own Goodness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 61
Chapter XXXIX. That in God there can be no Evil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 62
Chapter XL. That God is the Good of all Good. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63
Chapter XLII. That God is One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63
Chapter XLIII. That God is Infinite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 64
Chapter XLIV. That God has Understanding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 66
Chapter XLV. That in God the Understanding is His very Essence. . . . . p. 68
p. 68
Chapter XLVI. That God understands by nothing else than by His own
Essence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter XLVII. That God perfectly understands Himself. . . . . . . . . . . p. 69
p. 69
Chapter XLVIII. That God primarily and essentially knows Himself
alone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 70
Chapter L. That God has a particular Knowledge of all things. . . . . . . . p. 70
p. 71
Chapter LI. Some Discussion of the Question how there is in the Divine
Understanding a Multitude of Objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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p. 72
Chapter LII. Reasons to show how the Multitude of intelligible Ideal Forms
has no Existence except in the Divine Understanding. . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 72
Chapter LIII. How there is in God a Multitude of Objects of
Understanding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 74
Chapter LIV. That the Divine Essence, being One, is the proper Likeness
and Type of all things Intelligible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter LV. That God understands all things at once and together. . . . . p. 75
Chapter LVI. That there is no Habitual Knowledge in God. . . . . . . . . . p. 76
p. 77
Chapter LVII. That the Knowledge of God is not a Reasoned
Knowledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 78
Chapter LVIII. That God does not understand by Combination and
Separation of Ideas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 79
Chapter LIX. That the Truth to be found in Propositions is not excluded
from God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter LX. That God is Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 79
Chapter LXI. That God is pure Truth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 80
Chapter LXII. That the Truth of God is the First and Sovereign Truth. . . . p. 81
p. 81
Chapter LXIII. The Arguments of those who wish to withdraw from God the
Knowledge of Individual Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 82
Chapter LXIV. A list of things to be said concerning the Divine
Knowledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter LXV. That God Knows Individual Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 83
Chapter LXVI. That God knows things which are not. . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 83
Chapter LXVII. That God knows Individual Contingent Events. . . . . . . p. 85
Chapter LXVIII. That God knows the Motions of the Will. . . . . . . . . . . p. 87
Chapter LXIX. That God knows infinite things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 88
Chapter LXX. That God knows Base and Mean Things. . . . . . . . . . . . p. 90
Chapter LXXI. That God knows Evil Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 91
Chapter LXXII. That God has a Will. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 92
Chapter LXXIII. That the Will of God is His Essence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 93
p. 93
Chapter LXXIV. That the Object of the Will of God in the First Place is God
Himself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
p. 94


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