Monday, June 27, 2011

The Angelic Doctor's Last Words

"Secondly, an evident example shows that attainment of the kingdom is possible," St. Thomas Aquinas began to write in his "own concise version of the Summa Theologica," known as the Aquinas’s Shorter Summa, but he died before he could finish the thought.

The "evident example show[ing] that attainment of the kingdom is possible" seems then to have been his own birth into eternal life. Having finished that highly recommendable book, I now turn to the Dumb Ox's thoughts on worldly matters, with The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas (Hafner Library of Classics).

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

There is no intellectual error that cannot be corrected by the appropriate application of the principles set forth by St. Thomas Aquinas. To read Aquinas is to drink deeply of both the perennial philosophy of the ancients and the inspired theology of the Church. Nothing other than the Bible is better.

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