Yale University Press, $28, 312 pp.
Not being a historian of medieval philosophy, I can’t vouch for the historical accuracy of Denys Turner’s account of Thomas Aquinas’s thought. But as a philosopher appreciating careful and creative thinking about Christian teachings, I can and do recommend Turner’s book as an impressive achievement. His Aquinas is a lucid and rigorous philosopher, following every argument wherever it...
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Gary Gutting holds the Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Philosophy. His most recent book is Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960 (Oxford University Press), and he writes regular columns for “The Stone,” the New York Times philosophy blog.