Saturday, August 11, 2007

Great Essay on Philosophy in general and Thomism in particular

One of my more embarrasing areas of ignorance is in the area of Thomism. Blame it on my Lutheran theological education, I guess. One of these days my ignorance of St Thomas Aquinas' works will need to be remedied. When I have nothing else to do...

In the mean time, here is a great essay on the First Things blog on the philosophical "canon" in general and the place of St Thomas in it in particular. It's entitled: "On Canons" and it is by Edward T. Oakes, S.J.


At Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:00:00 pm , Blogger Past Elder said...

Try Chesterton's book on him.

Best there is. For those who know little to nothing of Aquinas, it's the best introduction there is. And the more one knows Aquinas the better it gets.

Don't know where you can find it though. The Intergalactic Commission for the Observance of Vatican II isn't real big on him. Maybe tey one of those "traditionalist" sites.

You'll love his treatment of Luther!


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