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I want to understand St Thomas Aquinas. Can I do so without knowing much Latin?

You can get some understanding, but of course not a complete understanding.  Even in translations, you are like to encounter common Latin theological terms.  Monsignor Paul Glenn's "A Tour of the Summa" (B. Herder, 1960) or Fr. Thomas Pegues's "Catechism of the 'Summa Theologica' for the Use of the Faithful" (Newman Press, 1950) would  be a good start.  They are available from used-book sources.


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