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Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace

Steven A. Long


From speculative theology to the exegesis of Aquinas, to contemporary North American philosophy and Catholic social and ethical thought, to the thought of Benedict XVI, this book argues the crucial importance of the proportionate natural end within the context of grace and supernatural beatitude. It argues that, in the effort to avoid naturalism, Henri de Lubac unwittingly consummated the loss of nature as a normative principle within theology, both doctrinally and exegetically with respect to the teaching of Aquinas. TIt argues that this constit ... More

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas, nature, natural end, grace, theology, Thomism, Pelagianism, minimalism, ontological density, metaphilosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231058
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven A. Long, author