Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God (Herder & Herder Books)
Anna Bonta Moreland
Number of pages: 240
Entering the controversial debate of who can truly know God, this religious commentary attempts to discredit both the claim that Christians are the only ones who can be close to God and the theory that the great Catholic thinker Thomas Aquinas was in support of this claim. Instead, this analysis posits that, according to Aquinas as well as to mainstream Catholicism throughout the centuries, all people have some access to and knowledge of God, regardless of their religion. An inclusive and spiritual reading of Aquinas and Catholic teaching, this concise book opens the doors to greater dialogue between Christians and non-Christians and demonstrates that Aquinas’ teachings can play an important role in interreligious relations today.