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Regan, Richard J.

Works: 48 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 14,373 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Academic theses  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: BX1749, 230.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard J Regan
St. Thomas Aquinas on evil by Thomas( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian Davies has provided an extensive introduction and notes. (Please note: this edition does not include the Latin text)
Just war : principles and cases by Richard J Regan( )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing just war doctrine to life, Richard J. Regan raises a host of difficult questions about the evils of war, asking first and foremost whether war is ever justified, and, if so, for what purposes? Regan considers the basic principles of just war theory and applies those principles to historical and ongoing conflicts through case studies and discussion questions. His well-received 1996 work is updated with the addition of case studies on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Islamist terrorist organizations. Especially timely are the added discussions of the use of drones to assassinate terrorist leaders and, in the matter of weapons of mass destruction, asking how certain is "certain enough" that a country has weapons of mass destruction before it can be justly attacked? Regan considers the roles of the president, Congress, and the U.N. Security Council in determining when long-term U.S. military involvement is justified."--Publisher's description
A constitutional history of the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard J Regan( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Regan presents a concise overview and general history for readers and students in constitutional history and politics, one that will also make an excellent fact-filled source book for lawyers and political scientists. The chapters deal with leading decisions of successive courts and begin with brief biographies of the justices on the courts. Famous cases from Marbury v. Madison, to the Dred-Scott decision, Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, up to the Roberts court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare are discussed. Four appendices deal with the text of the Constitution and amendments, the court system, a chronological list of the justices with biographical details, and a chronological list of the membership on successive courts. Regan devotes more attention to later courts, specifically the Rehnquist and Roberts courts. This is done due to the wealth of material that exists on earlier courts, but also because the decisions of the more recent courts concern developing areas of constitutional law. Finally, extensive treatment of the most recent courts gives great insights into the current Supreme Court justices and their jurisprudence. As any follower of the Supreme Court will perceive, many recent cases involve decisions by a sharply divided court and the concurring and dissenting opinion of the justices make for fascinating and often hard-hitting reading. Regan hopes that an understanding of the individuals who wrote these opinions will help a reader to understand the legal, political and cultural reality of the present-day legal landscape in the United States."--Back cover
The American Constitution and religion by Richard J Regan( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regan reconsiders some of the most important Supreme Court cases regarding the establishment clause and the free exercise of religion. Governmental aid to church-affiliated elementary schools and colleges; state-sponsored prayer and Bible reading; curriculum that includes creationism; tax exemption of church property; publicly sponsored Christmas displays--these and other notable cases are discussed in Regan's chapters on the religious establishment clause. On the topic of the free-exercise clause, Regan considers such subjects as the value of religious freedom, as well as the place of religious beliefs in public schooling and government affairs. Important cases concerning conscientious objection to war, regulation of religious organizations and personnel, and western traditions of conscience are also examined."--Publisher description
The human constitution by Thomas( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central position of St. Thomas Aquinas in the pantheon of Catholic thinkers along with St. Augustine of Hippo more than justifies ongoing attention to his thought and contributions to philosophy, theology and medieval culture. This volume is an anthology of the passages in his Summa Theologiae on human nature or the "Human Constitution as he calls it
Compendium of theology by Thomas( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Towards the end of his life, St. Thomas Aquinas produced a brief, non-technical work summarizing some of the main points of his massive Summa Theologiae. This 'compendium' was intended as an introductory handbook for students and scholars who might not have access to the larger work. It remains the best concise introduction to Aquinas's thought. Furthermore, it is extremely interesting to scholars because it represents Aquinas's last word on these topics. Aquinas does not break new ground or re-think earlier positions but often states them more directly and with greater precision than can be found elsewhere. There is only one available English translation of the Compendium (published as 'Aquinas's Shorter Summa: Saint Thomas's Own Concise Version of his Summa Theologiae, ' by Sophia Institute Press). It is published by a very small Catholic publishing house, is marketed to the devotional readership, contains no scholarly apparatus. Richard Regan is a highly respected Aquinas translator, who here relies on the definitive Leonine edition of the Latin text. His work will be received as the premier English version of this important text."--Jacket
Virtue : way to happiness by Thomas( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this third volume of newly translated selections from the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Richard Regan turns to his thoughts on the moral dimensions of human action. Focusing on the first part of the second volume of the Summa Theologiae, he deals with such topics as the ultimate human goal, human acts, emotions and virtues. Regan indicates that though Aquinas approaches these topics from the perspective of human reason, it is necessary for the reader to remember that his overall viewpoint is that of a believer seeking to understand his faith. All can weigh the merits of these propositions due to their clarity of language, exposition and structure."--Jacket
The power of God by Thomas( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 'De Potentia', Thomas Aquinas runs a series of disputations on the power of God. The treatise considers ten questions related to God's power to create external things, namely the universe, angels, and human beings. His explanation of creation here is the most developed treatment found in any of his writings, but the principal purpose of the work is to analyse the internal life of God - that is, the Trinity. This translation offers an abridged version that passes over some of the full text while retaining what is most important when it comes to following the flow of Aquinas's thought
Private conscience and public law : the American experience by Richard J Regan( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On law, morality, and politics by Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Aquinas, On Law, Morality, and Politics retains the selection of texts presented in the first edition but offers them in new translations by Richard J. Regan--including that of his Aquinas, Treatise on Law (Hackett, 2000). A revised Introduction and glossary, an updated select bibliography, and the inclusion of summarizing headnotes for each of the units--Conscience, Law, Justice, Property, War and Killing, Obedience and Rebellion, and Practical Wisdom and Statecraft--further enhance its usefulness. From the reviews of the first edition:. "Perfect for presenting the core of
The moral dimensions of politics by Richard J Regan( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and grace : selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas Aquinas by Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compact collection of philosophical texts from the Summa Theologica --on God, creation, the soul, human acts, moral good and evil, love, habits, virtue, and law--is presented newly translated in abridged form and cast in a modified version of the medieval quaestio. Included are only the most important objections and Aquinas' replies; appeals to scriptural, theological, and philosophical authorities have been omitted. Unlike the ordering of the originals, questions and answers are here presented prior to objections and replies; the result is a sharp, rich, topically organized question-answ
Conflict and consensus; religious freedom and the second Vatican Council by Richard J Regan( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pluralism and the Catholic conscience by Richard J Regan( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Aristotle's Politics by Thomas( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering the first complete translation into modern English of Aquinas' unfinished commentary on Aristotle's Politics, this translation follows the definitive Leonine text of Aquinas and reproduces in English those passages of William of Moerbeke's exacting yet elliptical translation of the Politics from which Aquinas worked. Bekker numbers have been added to passages from the Politics for easy reference
Treatise on law by Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation of the Treatise on Law offers fidelity to the Latin in a readable new version that will prove useful to students of the natural law tradition in ethics, political theory, and jurisprudence, as well as to students of Western intellectual history."--Jacket
The De malo of Thomas Aquinas : with facing-page translation by Richard Regan by Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cardinal virtues : prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance by Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface, v Abbreviations, vi Introduction, vii 1. Prudence, 1 (29) In Itself, 1 (8) Parts, 9 (2) Integral Parts, 11 (4) Subjective Parts, 15 (2) Potential Parts, 17 (3) Imprudence and Negligence, 20 (5) Sins Contrary to but Resembling Prudence, 25 (5) 2. Justice, 30 (76) Right, 30 (3) Justice in Itself, 33 (8) Injustice, 41 (3) Judicial Judgment, 44 (3) Subjective Parts, 47 (6) Restitution, 53 (9) Preferential Treatment of Persons, 62 (2) Homicide, 64 (5) War, 69 (1) Insurrection, 70 (2) Other Injuries against the Person, 72 (3) Theft and Robbery, 75 (5) Injustice by Judges, 80 (2) Unjust Criminal Charges, 82 (2) Injustice by Defendants, 84 (3) Injustice by Witnesses, 87 (2) Injustice by Lawyers, 89 (3) Fraud in Buying and Selling, 92 (3) The Sin of Interest-Taking, 95 (4) Equity, 99 (1) Integral Parts, 100 (3) Potential Parts, 103 (2) The Ten Commandments and Justice, 105 (1) 3. Fortitude, 106 (13) In Itself, 106 (6) Fear, 112 (3) Lack of Fear, 115 (1) Boldness, 116 (1) Parts, 116 (3) 4. Temperance, 119 (39) In Itself, 119 (6) Contrary Sins, 125 (5) Parts, 130 (2) Integral Parts, 132 (4) Subjective Parts Concerning Food and Drink, 136 (6) Subjective Parts Concerning Sex, 142 (4) Sexual Lust, 146 (12) Glossary, 158 (8) Select Bibliography, 166 (4) Index, 170
God and creation by Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God and Creation is a new translation of St. Thomas Aquinas's treatment of these subjects in the Summa theologiae, with introductory and explanatory material provided to assist the reader's understanding of the texts. The selected questions and articles fall within the area of what is often described as natural theology, that is, the study of truths about God that are accessible to human reason without the aid of divine revelation. Some of the questions and articles concern God's existence and attributes. Other questions and articles concern how human beings know Him by reason, and how human beings predicate attributes of Him. Still other questions and articles concern aspects of His relation to creatures - or, more accurately, aspects of creatures' relation to Him. Of particular interest in this regard are the questions and articles in which St. Thomas attempted to reconcile human freedom with God's foreknowledge, providence, and predestination." "The title of the Summa indicates explicitly that the work is theological, and the perspective of its author is that of a Christian believer seeking to give understanding of Christian faith; the aim of the Summa is to apply rigorous intellectual reflection to the articles of faith that a Christian professes. St. Thomas was one of the most successful practitioners of this art, and the questions and articles of this volume will accordingly be of interest to students of Christian theology. But most of the questions and articles translated in the volume deal with matters St. Thomas thought accessible to reason, and most of the arguments he advanced are based on reason. These matters and arguments should accordingly be of considerable interest to believers and nonbelievers alike." "Some previous translators render the text of the Summa in an old-fashioned and rather stilted English style that does not readily resonate to contemporary ears. Other translators render the text in contemporary English style but more as paraphrase than translation. Still other translators limit themselves to rather short excerpts from the body of particular articles. The translations in God and Creation are both literal and contemporary, and they include either complete questions or at least complete articles within a particular question. Since the Summa's design is akin to a dialogue, readers would miss the sense of dialectical development if they were unable to study complete questions or at least complete articles. The objections St. Thomas posed, and the answers he gave to the objections, are often critical to understanding his own position and help to illuminate the body of an article." "The present translators hope that the selected texts will enable readers to understand and appreciate St. Thomas's philosophical thought about God and creation, and whet readers' appetite for further investigation."--BOOK JACKET
A philosophical primer on the Summa theologica by Richard J Regan( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On law, morality, and politics
Just war : principles and casesThe human constitutionCompendium of theologyVirtue : way to happinessOn law, morality, and politicsNature and grace : selections from the Summa theologica of Thomas AquinasCommentary on Aristotle's PoliticsTreatise on law
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Regan, Richard.

Regan, Richard 1930-

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