Brian Davies is professor of philosophy at Fordham University, New York. He is the author of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Guide and Commentary (2014), Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil (2011), The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil (2006), and Aquinas: An Introduction (2nd ed., 2003), and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas (2014).
Born in Italy in the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican Friar, Catholic priest, and an influential philosopher and theologian best known for his seminal work Summa Theologiae, which students and scholars continue to study to this day.
Brian Davies’s historical introduction of Aquinas and his continuing influence on the world today works through key questions associated with the historical figure such as, "Who was Aquinas?" "What were his key ideas?" and "What values were connected with him during his life?"