STATUS:    In Print
TRANSLATOR:    Fr. Shapcote
SOURCE TEXTS:    Marietti 1961 edition
The first volume of the Summa Contra Gentiles contains the first two books, and the second volume contains the last two books. In the first book, St. Thomas uses a via negationis to strive to learn about God. In the second book, he shows that creation necessitates a creator and that diversity among creatures is a result of God’s providence.

In the third book of the Summa Contra Gentiles, St. Thomas explores God’s providence over the creation that He created. In the fourth and final book, St. Thomas examines the things that are accessible to human reason only because of divine revelation. In short, he considers the Trinity.