Answered By: Jeffrey Orrico
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2017     Views: 160

Since the original work was written in Latin (we have a copy in Latin), and the traditional concordance (indexes of each occurrence of a word) are in Latin, this can be confusing.  Happily we have several English translations of Summa Theologica, and there are a number of digitized English translations on the internet (e.g., from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library - http://www.ccel.org/ccel/aquinas/summa.html).  Be sure to identify the translators of the edition you’re using. 

The complete text takes up many volumes.  Note, for example, that there are different instances of “Question 1” in First Part, First Part of the Second Part, Second Part of the Second Part, Third Part, and Appendix. Use the outline below (from the CCEL edition) to decide which volume(s) include your topic.

First Part

·         Treatise on Sacred Doctrine (Q[1])

·         Treatise on The One God (QQ[2-26])

·         Treatise on The Most Holy Trinity (QQ[27-43])

·         Treatise on The Creation (QQ[44-46])

·         Treatise on The Distinction of Things In General (Q[47])

·         Treatise on The Distinction of Good And Evil (Q[48-49])

·         TREATISE ON THE ANGELS (QQ[50]-64)

·         TREATISE ON THE WORK OF THE SIX DAYS (QQ[65]-74)

·         TREATISE ON MAN (QQ[75]-102)

·         TREATISE ON THE CONSERVATION AND GOVERNMENT OF CREATURES (QQ[103]-119)

First Part of the Second Part (FS) (QQ[1]-114)

·         Treatise On The Last End (QQ[1]-5)

·         TREATISE ON HUMAN ACTS: ACTS PECULIAR TO MAN (QQ[6]-21)

·         TREATISE ON THE PASSIONS (QQ[22]-48)

·         TREATISE ON HABITS (QQ[49]-54)

·         TREATISE ON HABITS IN PARTICULAR (QQ[55]-89) GOOD HABITS, i.e. VIRTUES (QQ[55]-70

·         EVIL HABITS, i.e. VICES AND SINS (QQ[71]-89)

·         TREATISE ON LAW (QQ 90-108)

·         TREATISE ON GRACE (QQ[109]-114)

Second Part of the Second Part (SS) (QQ[1] - 189)

·         Treatise on The Theological Virtues (QQ[1] - 46)

·         TREATISE ON THE CARDINAL VIRTUES (QQ[47]-170)

·         TREATISE ON GRATUITOUS GRACES (QQ[171]-182)

·         TREATISE ON THE STATES OF LIFE (QQ[183]-189)

Third Part (TP) of the Summa Theologica (QQ[1] - 90)

·         TREATISE ON THE INCARNATION (QQ[1]-59)

·         TREATISE ON THE SACRAMENTS (QQ[60]-90)

SUPPLEMENT (XP): TO THE THIRD PART OF THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA

·         QQ[1 - 68]

·         TREATISE ON THE RESURRECTION (QQ[69]-86)

Appendix 1

·         Question. 1 - OF THE QUALITY OF THOSE SOULS WHO DEPART THIS LIFE WITH ORIGINAL SIN ONLY (TWO ARTICLES)

·         Question. 2 - OF THE QUALITY OF SOULS WHO EXPIATE ACTUAL SIN OR ITS PUNISHMENT IN PURGATORY (SIX ARTICLES)

Appendix 2

·         TWO ARTICLES ON PURGATORY

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