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Gratitude

St. Thomas writes: It is only right that we should be grateful not merely to those whom we think have found the truth and with whose views we agree by following them, but also to those who, in the search

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Charity, Humility, Uncategorized

Aristotle, De Anima, and Aquinas

Alliteration always amuses me a lot. Sorry about that. I’ve got it out of my system now. I have written about St. Thomas’ commentary on De Anima before. I am going to do it again. Seriously: if you have any

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Aristotle, Books

What is a Form?

I have said it before, and I will say it again now, and I am quite certain that I will repeat myself more than once after this: to limit one’s reading of Aquinas to the Summa Theologiae is like reading

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Aristotle

While I am on the subject

Here is a quotation from CS Lewis that I think relates well to my previous post. If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Philosophy, Catechism, Natural Law

Reply to a Reader

Recently a gentleman left a couple comments in response to a post here, and I don’t think I did justice to his remarks. In this post I would like to rectify that situation. He begins with this: Unfortunately, it seems

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Philosophy, Aquinas - Theology, Natural Law, Summa Contra Gentiles, Summa Theologiae

Aquinas the Catholic

Sometimes, and for reasons that honestly escape me, certain Protestants will attempt to say that St. Thomas was “one of them:” Not that he was literally Protestant of course, for that would be anachronistic, but rather some folks claim that

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Theology, Blessed Virgin, Protestantism, Scripture, Sin

Aquinas is Awesome

Unabashed Aquinas fanboy here. I could prattle on and on about the triumph that is the Summa Theologiae, a massive work that is astonishing for its lucidity, erudition, coherence, and comprehensiveness, or about the sheer brilliance of the Summa Contra

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Posted in Aquinas - Philosophy, Aristotle

Perfect Mistake

Perfectionism is a blunder. It assumes that perfection is attainable by us imperfect creatures. Even the perfectionist knows he isn’t perfect. That is part of the pathology. It is what leads the average perfectionist to have a poor opinion of

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Theology, Etc

Genesis and Literalism

I have written about this subject before, and it came up again today whilst I was flipping through my notes. Once upon a time when I was still Protestant I adamantly stood for the literal 24-hour, 7-day interpretation of Genesis

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Posted in Aquinas - Theology, Augustine, Creation, Scripture

God’s will for you, in two quotations

Christians of every stripe (and especially Protestants, and I do not mean this as a criticism at all) want to know God’s will for their lives, so that they can do it. This is a perfectly rational question for those

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Posted in Aquinas - Theology, Charity, Epistemology, Faith, Free Will
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