Thomist Tradition Series

Thomist Tradition Series

“Among all human pursuits, the pursuit of wisdom is more perfect, more noble, more useful, and more full of joy.”


There has only ever been one Angelic Doctor—Saint Thomas Aquinas.

In the closing statements of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Aeterni Patris rings out the exhortation to “restore the golden wisdom of St. Thomas.” The Thomist Tradition series aims to do just that by the recovery and restoration of critically important texts from theologians and philosophers—both classic and contemporary, major and minor—who belong to the living tradition of Thomas Aquinas.

Each volume in the series features annotations highlighting significant themes and passages as well as a new introduction explaining the book’s historical context and relevance to contemporary questions and disputes.

For 800 years, Thomas and the Thomists have come to the defense and exposition of the saving truth Christ confided to his Church. The Thomist Tradition series is designed to honor that service and to provide the Thomists of today and tomorrow with resources for their own service to the Truth who sets us free.

Metaphysics and the Existence of God

T.C. O’Brien, O.P.

Edited and with an Introduction by Cajetan Cuddy, O.P.

This classic text in modern Thomistic philosophy provides an incisive analysis of the relationship between the existence of God and the science of metaphysics according to the sapiential teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas. A key resource for all serious students of Thomas Aquinas.

What is Sacred Theology?

Joseph Clifford Fenton

Edited and with an Introduction by Cajetan Cuddy, O.P.

These pages explain how the intellectual work of the theologian always proceeds from God’s revealed truth: Because God himself is holy, his teaching is holy. And because his teaching is holy, authentic theology is always sacred. A valuable resource for all those who wish to understand the consecrated nature and purpose of theological science.

The Natural Law According to Aquinas and Suárez

Walter Farrell, O.P.

Edited and with an Introduction by Cajetan Cuddy, O.P.

Farrell outlines the profound teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas on the natural law and considers the writings of Francisco Suárez, engaging the Suarezian understanding of the natural law in the light of Thomas and the later Thomists. A significant account of Thomistic natural law theory from one of its most popular, twentieth-century expositors.

Mary, Full of Grace

Édouard Hugon, O.P.

Translated and edited by John G. Brungardt

This book I consider one of the best written on the Blessed Virgin.” (Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.)

Masterfully translating Hugon’s brief but deeply insightful contribution to Mariology, John G. Brungardt supplements the volume with an original introduction and copious editorial notes, as well as an appendix of essays by himself, Hugon, and Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. The fourth volume in the Thomist Tradition book series, Mary, Full of Grace exemplifies how profundity of thought can illumine sanctity of life in every generation.

Philosophizing in Faith

Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.

Collected and translated by Matthew K. Minerd

An expansive collection of essays by Garrigou-Lagrange on epistemology, logic, moral and political philosophy, modernism, and the proper relationship between philosophy and theology. Translating twenty of these twenty-one essays into English for the first time and meticulously editing and annotating the texts, Matthew K. Minerd makes abundantly clear the universal value of Garrigou-Lagrange’s thought and invites scholars and students alike to consider its character and claims in their own right and on their own terms.

General Editor

Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., serves as the general editor of the Thomist Tradition book series. Along with his contributions to previous Cluny titles (The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Thomistic Psychology), he is the co-author (with Romanus Cessario, O.P.) of Thomas and the Thomists: The Achievement of Thomas Aquinas and his Interpreters (Fortress, 2017). He is presently completing a doctorate in sacred theology at the Université de Fribourg in Switzerland.