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Jeffrey D. Johnson

The Failure of Natural Theology: A Critical Appraisal of the Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas

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Coming August 2021

“Thomas Aquinas was a brilliant man, and his philosophical material in particular is fathoms-deep. Jeff Johnson’s scholarly but gracefully readable text shows that his intellect notwithstanding, Aquinas’s mingled metaphysics, mixed methodology, and promotion of “divine immobility” merit strong caution. There is much to consider and evaluate within the sprawling system called “classical theism”; Johnson’s book helps us get solid footing for this task. He reveals why it is altogether improper to baptize Aristotle as Aquinas did, and no less problematic for him (and us) to embrace the undifferentiated mysticism of Dionysius. This is the book the church has needed on this subject. It is an urgent read by one of our best theologians.”

—Dr. Owen Strachan, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Author, Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind