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Bourke, Vernon J. (Vernon Joseph) 1907-1998

Overview
Works: 106 works in 437 publications in 7 languages and 10,858 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Autobiographies  Apologetic writings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Devotional literature  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, ed
Classifications: BR65.A6, 270.2092
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Most widely held works about Vernon J Bourke
 
Most widely held works by Vernon J Bourke
History of ethics by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

43 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear, objective account of the ethical theories of Western philosophy, covering all the important schools of thought, practically every philosopher of any significance, and key members of the contemporary schools
The essential Augustine by Augustine( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics, a textbook in moral philosophy by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

29 editions published between 1951 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine's quest of wisdom : life and philosophy of the bishop of Hippo by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

17 editions published between 1945 and 1981 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summa contra gentiles by Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Summa Contra Gentiles is not merely the only complete summary of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but also a creative and even revolutionary work of Christian apologetics composed at the precise moment when Christian thought needed to be intellectually creative in order to master and assimilate the intelligence and wisdom of the Greeks and the Arabs. In the Summa Aquinas works to save and purify the thought of the Greeks and the Arabs in the higher light of Christian Revolution, confident that all that had been rational in the ancient philosophers and their followers would become more rational within Christianity." -- Back cover
The pocket Aquinas; selections from the writings of St. Thomas by Thomas( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 1973 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"St. Thomas Aquinas was a man of genius living at a time when Western intellectualism and education reached a peak in the first flowering of the great universities. He is considered today a model of what the open-minded student may achieve in rethinking the problems of reality, knowledge, and human life with the aid of what is best in contemporary science and learning. The profound thoughts of this thirteenth-century philosopher and theologian on such subjects as the nature of man, man's relationship to God, the role of the state, the possession of material things, the rights of children and parents, ethics, art and beauty are still studied throughout the world ... this text is a representative collection of ... ideas as they are expressed in the monumental "Summa of Theology" and more than 30 other writings of St. Thomas."--Back cover
St. Thomas and the Greek moralists by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aristotelian Society of Marquette University each year invites a scholar to speak on the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Those lectures have come to be called the Aquinas Lectures and are customarily delivered on the Sunday nearest March 7, the feast day of the Society's patron saint
Will in Western thought; an historico-critical survey by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquinas' search for wisdom by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomistic bibliography, 1940-1978 by Terry L Miethe( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom from St. Augustine by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomistic bibliography, 1920-1940 by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

19 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine's love of wisdom : an introspective philosophy by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions by Augustine( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an English translation of the Latin text of fourth-century bishop Saint Augustine's autobiographical prose-poem in which he traces his journey from sin to Christianity
Ethics in crisis by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine's view of reality by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of ethics by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy in Augustine's ethics by Vernon J Bourke( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of God by Augustine( Book )

12 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This synthesis of religious and secular knowledge begins as a reply to the charge that Christianity caused the decline of the Roman Empire, with Augustine showing paganism to contain within itself the seeds of its own destruction. He then proceeds to larger themes, ultimately presenting a cosmic interpretation of history in terms of the struggle between good and evil: the City of God in conflict with the Earthly City. This, the first serious attempt at a philosophy of history, was to have incalculable influence in forming European understanding of the relations of church and state and the Christian's place in the temporal order. No book except the Bible itself had a greater influence on the Middle Ages, and even today City of God provides vital insight for understanding our world and the ideas that have shaped Western civilization"--
Opera omnia by Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in Latin and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bourke, Venon Joseph 1907-1998

Bourke, Vernon J.

Bourke, Vernon J. 1907-

Bourke, Vernon J. (Vernon Joseph), 1907-

Bourke, Vernon Joseph.

Bourke, Vernon Joseph 1907-

Bourke, Vernon Joseph 1907-1998

Vernon Bourke Amerikaans filosoof (1907-1998)

Vernon Bourke philosophe américain

Vernon J. Bourke

Vernon J. Bourke filósofo estadounidense

Languages
English (266)

French (9)

Italian (5)

Polish (3)

Latin (3)

Swedish (1)

Catalan (1)

Covers
The essential AugustineSumma contra gentilesThe pocket Aquinas; selections from the writings of St. ThomasThomistic bibliography, 1940-1978Augustine's love of wisdom : an introspective philosophyThe city of God