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Saint Thomas Aquinas

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. At the age of forty-nine, after an unknown spiritual experience which caused him to judge that all of his writings in his life were “straw” compared to what he had seen, he died on the way to the Council of Lyons.

It’s a tasty little nugget that admirably fulfills its stated purpose of whetting the appetite for a more complete biography of St. What the bulk of substance is about is a critical analysis of St. Had he spent less time going after Luther just one of his many “rabbit trails”he could have spent more time explaining the philosophy of Aquinas.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Mar 10, Monica Aho rated it really liked it. Until the very end, when he was summing up Aquinas’s philosophy I enjoyed the book a great deal. Opposition to their movement was growing throughout the Church, and pressure was even being put on the Pope to abolish them. For the most part, the paradoxes and contrarian views are genuinely thought provoking, and if the book only hints at philosophy, it deals with medieval history, comparative religion and modern conventional wisdom which hasn’t changed all that much since very well.


Chesterton himself is very modest about writing about a saint and philosopher without going very deeply into either philosophy or theology: This isn’t a biography; it is an adventure story! Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sometimes very hard to follow.

Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

I also appreciate the examination of Aristotelian thought against that of the Platonists who thrived just be Chesterton’s biographical sketches of people are really beyond compare. The Dumb Ox” several times and never cease to enjoy it. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. However, if I did, I would give it 2 stars Chesterton is a Dream Team-like pairing.

For protestants with an uninformed view of how Chesterton feels about Luther not highlythis is also worth checking out. He then chesterotn Luther and the Protestant Reformation abandoned Aquinas’ view and returned to Augustine’s Puritanical vision of total depravity. To ask other readers questions about Saint Xo Aquinasplease sign up.

Thomas, and this is seen very clearly in the opening chapter, “On Two Friars”. A Summa of the Summa. Chesterton on your Kindle in under a minute.

The Everlasting Man by G. Possessed of the rarest brilliance, he found the highest truth in the humblest object. Chesterton’s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in The book is about evenly split between considering St.

Chapter 4 – A Meditation on the Manichees. Thomas’ theology compared and contrasted with St. This was also a great book for getting random insights into Dante, who relied heavily on St.


You will get a great deal more out of this book if you have already read an encyclopedia articl I must admit that I had high expectations of this book. I disagreed on Chesterton on one point regarding the ancient Greek two-dimensional icon as “dried up Platonism”-it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Thomas Aquinas’ work first. A systematic introduction this is not. Francis and Thomas; and concluding with a comparison of St. Chapter 3 – The Aristotelian Revolution.

Thomas He states on p. Thomas will make a return in the modern world. My husband and I were listening to the Blackstone Audio version of it and chuckling at the subtle and sometimes not-so subtle Chestertonian witticisms which are packed into the text like an overripe fruitcake. Chesterton’s book will enlighten those who would consign Thomas to the obscurity of medieval times.

Chapter 5 – The Real Life of St. Browse all Chesferton Study Guides. Chesterton’s Aquinas is a man of mystery.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As Albert the Great, Thomas’s teacher, predicted, the Dumb Ox has bellowed down the ages to our own day. This was the view that the natural world is evil and dangerous and that in order to live a good life one had to divorce oneself from the world as much as possible.

Of course, Chesterton would have scoffed at calling this small book a biography in any case. Jan 24, Jonathan B rated it it was ok Shelves:

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