Should Old Aquinas be Forgot?

Should Old Aquinas be Forgot?
Why Many Evangelicals Say No
Revised, Second Edition
by Dr. Norman L. Geisler

The first edition of this book was published under the title of Thomas Aquinas: An Evangelical Appraisal in 1991 by Baker Book House (ISBN: 978-0801038440) and republished in 2003 with the same title by Wipf & Stock Publishers (ISBN: 978-1592441549). Printed versions (softcover) of the 2003 unrevised edition may be purchased from

This 2013 version is a light but complete revision of all chapters accomplished by Dr. Geisler in 2013. Most importantly this version adds two completely new chapters—one on evil and one on the origin, nature, and destiny of human beings. In addition, it updates the bibliography with some of the most important recent works by and on Aquinas. This is still the only complete work on Aquinas by an evangelical Scholar available in print today.

Forward. 5
Chap. 1: The Contemporary Relevance of Aquinas. 7
Chap. 2: The Life of Aquinas. 19
Chap. 3: An Overview of the Thought of Aquinas. 30
Chap. 4: The Bible. 36
Chap. 5: Faith and Reason. 49
Chap. 6: The First Principles of Knowledge. 63
Chap. 7: Reality. 83
Chap. 8: God’s Nature. 94
Chap. 9: God’s Existence. 111
Chap. 10: Human Nature. 129
Chap. 11: Religious Language. 146
Chap. 12: Evil 159
Chap. 13: Law and Morality. 177
Epilogue. 190
End Notes. 191
Select Bibliography. 219
APppendix 1: The Major Writings of Aquinas. 221
Appendix 2: A Chronology of Aquinas’ Life. 222
Appendix 3: God, Angels, and Humans. 223
Index of Subjects and Persons. 224