Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master by Robert E. BarronBarron does what few other are capable of; getting me to dislike a book on Aquinas. His insistence on changing the gender of pronouns at random in order to use inclusive language is confusing and off-putting. He changes pronouns from paragraph to paragraph and sometimes even sentence to sentence within the same paragraph, causing the reader to be unsure of whether or not the subject of discussion has changed.
While he does a fine job at explaining some of St. Thomas thought Barron seems more intent on engaging in the political battles of academia. His subject matter deserves much better.
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Catholicism portal. He is an immensely influential philosopher , theologian , and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism , within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism ; of which he argued that reason is found in God.
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Combining the theological principles of faith with the philosophical principles of reason, he ranked among the most influential thinkers of medieval Scholasticism. Thomas had eight siblings, and was the youngest child. His mother, Theodora, was countess of Teano. Before Saint Thomas Aquinas was born, a holy hermit shared a prediction with his mother, foretelling that her son would enter the Order of Friars Preachers, become a great learner and achieve unequaled sanctity. Following the tradition of the period, Saint Thomas Aquinas was sent to the Abbey of Monte Cassino to train among Benedictine monks when he was just 5 years old. In Wisdom , Saint Thomas Aquinas is described as "a witty child" who "had received a good soul.
Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican priest and Scriptural theologian. Although Thomas authored some works of pure philosophy, most of his philosophizing is found in the context of his doing Scriptural theology. Indeed, one finds Thomas engaging in the work of philosophy even in his Biblical commentaries and sermons. Within his large body of work, Thomas treats most of the major sub-disciplines of philosophy, including logic, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical psychology, philosophy of mind, philosophical theology, the philosophy of language, ethics, and political philosophy. As far as his philosophy is concerned, Thomas is perhaps most famous for his so-called five ways of attempting to demonstrate the existence of God. These five short arguments constitute only an introduction to a rigorous project in natural theology—theology that is properly philosophical and so does not make use of appeals to religious authority—that runs through thousands of tightly argued pages.