A Companion to Francisco Suárez examines the thought of scholasticism’s Doctor
eximius in its entirety: both philosophically and theologically. Many of the most distinctive features of Suárez’s thought are identified and evaluated in light of his immediate historical context. What emerges from the studies contained in this volume is the picture of a thinker who is profoundly steeped in the riches of divergent schools of thought and yet who manages to find his own unique voice to add to the chorus of scholasticism.
Victor M. Salas, Ph.D. (2008), Saint Louis University, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. His major areas of research and publication are in medieval and scholastic philosophy, especially Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Francisco Suárez.
Robert L. Fastiggi, Ph.D. (1987), Fordham University, is Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. His principle area of research is in systematic theology. Fastiggi has authored and co-edited numerous books, and he served as the executive editor of the 2009-2013 supplements to the
New Catholic Encyclopedia and the co-editor of the English translation of the Denzinger-Hünermann
Enchirdion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum 43rd ed. (Ignatius Press, 2012).
Chapter One: Introduction: Francisco Suárez, the Man and His Work
Victor Salas and Robert Fastiggi
Chapter Two: Political Thought and Legal Theory in Suárez
Chapter Three: Suárez, Heidegger, and Contemporary Metaphysics
Chapter Four: Suárez on the Subject of Metaphysics
Chapter Five: Suárez and the Baroque Matrix of Modern Thought
Chapter Six: Francisco Suárez as Dogmatic Theologian
Chapter Seven: Suárez on the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Universals
Chapter Eight: Suárez’s Psychology
Chapter Nine: Suárez’s Influence on Protestant Scholasticism: The Cases of Hollaz and Turretín
Chapter Ten: Suárez on Beings of Reason
Chapter Eleven: Suárez and the Natural Law
Paul Pace, SJ
Chapter Twelve: Original Features of Suárez’s Thought
Chapter Thirteen: Suárez’s Doctrine of Concepts: How Divine and Human Intellection are Intertwined
Chapter Fourteen: Between Thomism and Scotism: Francisco Suárez on the Analogy of Being
List of Contributors
Index of Names
Scholars and students interested in the thought of Francisco Suárez, S.J., in particular, and in medieval, early modern, and scholastic philosophy-theology, in general.