Thomas Aquinas

Commentary on the Sentences



    These draft translations are the fruits of the Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ Project, Phase One: the translation of texts of Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard select for to reveal the profound influence of philosophy from the Arabic / Islamic Tradition on the development of Aquinas’s theological and philosophical thought and writings.

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Draft translations of selected texts from Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard