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How long is the Summa?
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Herein, how many words is the Summa Theologica?
The Summa (the conventional short name for the book) is in three parts, the second divided into two parts, with 512 Questions, 2,669 Articles, and about 10,000 objections and replies, overall about 1.8 million words, nowadays in nearly 3000 double-columned pages.
Similarly, what is the purpose of Summa Theologica? The Summa Theologica, as its title indicates, is a “theological summary.” It seeks to describe the relationship between God and man and to explain how man's reconciliation with the Divine is made possible at all through Christ.
Similarly, you may ask, how many questions are in the Summa?
The Summa is structured into three Parts which are subdivided into 614 Questions or "QQ". Questions, in turn, are subdivided into 3,125 Articles. "Questions" are specific topics of discussion, while their articles are even more specific questions, facets of the parent question.
When was the Summa Theologica published?