Acknowledgments “Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Col 3:17). On the occasion of the completion of this book, I give thanks to God the Father—the unoriginate origin and ultimate end of all things—through his Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. Among his servants to be thanked, I wish to name in first place, Fr. Gilles Emery, O.P., for his generously thorough and painstaking correction of my work. I have benefited immensely from his profound expertise on Thomas’ Trinitarian theology. To those who proofread this work, I owe a debt of gratitude: to Sr. M. Michele Ransil, C.D.P., and Ms. Amy Strickland, who read the entire work, to Ms. Dawn Eden and Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P., who assiduously commented on the early chapters, and also to Mr. Piotr Lichacz, Fr. Bernard Mulcahy, O.P., Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., Fr. Peter Fegan, O.P., Fr. Mark Wenzinger, O.S.B., Mr. Frank Bartolo, and Ms. Maria Flury. I wish to thank those who aided me with the translation of certain difficult passages in Aquinas: Frs. Andrew Hofer, Becket Soule, Tim Bellamah and Mr. Piotr Lichacz. For assistance with textual variants and problems, I wish to express my gratitude to Frs. Adriano Oliva, O.P., and Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P. I would also like to thank Fr. Philippe Lefebvre, O.P., for his help with Old Testament questions, and Br. Leo Checkai, O.P., for his expert advice on...
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