1. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox. G. K. Chesterton . tabloid manner, of the Dumb Ox of Sicily passes all digestive experiments in the matter of an ox in a. Title: St. Thomas Aquinas Author: G. K. Chesterton * A Project Gutenberg of . But to make a digest, in the tabloid manner, of the Dumb Ox of Sicily passes all. Saint Thomas Aquinas has ratings and reviews. booklady said: This is my second complete read of rton’s classic treatment of the “Ange.

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View a FREE sample. He witnessed and even participated in a number of miracles in the course of his life, many of which confirmed both his holiness and ability to defend the Catholic oz. Thomas Aquinas’ life, a bit of a high-level comparison with St. Chesetrton is not so much a biography as a set of meditations, beginning with comparing the two friars Sts.

He may not be a Liberal by the extreme demands of the moderns for we seem always to mean by the moderns the men of the last century, rather than this. Upon reading his biography of sorts on St. Want to Read saving…. Albert the Great, promoted Aristotelianism, which had a positive view of the natural world, in order to counteract the dangers of Platonism.

A Summa of the Summa. We are introduced, as if at a quiet dinner party perhaps, we think, the very same party with St.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Having spent his life amid the vast intricacies of reason, he asked on his deathbed to have read aloud the Song of Songs, the most passionate book in the Bible. Manichean, Muslim, pragmaticwhere the extremes range all over the board, including many never known by St.


Thomas’ philosophy, but does not treat his theology in any depth. But whichever is right, one thing is certainly wrong; and that is the modern habit of looking at them only from the modern end.

But surely someone will find dukb criticism unjustified. He often make comparisons between the Dominican Aquinas and the Franciscan St.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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. First, the author does not give a coherent narrative of Thomas’ life. In this book, this small and inconceivable book, G.

Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement I am sure the end was praiseworthy as well, I was just not mentally prepared enough.

However, if I did, I would give it 2 stars Customers who viewed this item also viewed. They are also the chapters that do the bulk of explaining Thomistic philosophy; beyond that most of it is autobiography, but for that reason, might even be good for the high school student. This time, I listened with a purpose in mind: So this is more of an explanation of Thomas’s philosophy as regards theology, highlighted with stories or sketches of his life, rather than a chronological detailing of his life.

And what he has opened is a floodgate, momentarily blockaded by a post-it nailed to a door, but unleashed again with all the fury and calm and strength of the Genesis Flood.

Unfortunately, I find myself rarely agreeing with him. The Dominicans, also known as the Order of Preachers, was a new Catholic religious movement dedicated to preaching the Catholic faith.


This isn’t a biography; it is an adventure story! This edition surprised me by being in a large format. If you are looking as I was for an entry-level introduction to Aquinas, look elsewhere.

His greatest accomplishment, which would consume his entire life, was the promotion of Aristotle’s philosophy.

Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

According to many, he was the greatest philosopher between Aristotle and Descartes. Comparing Chesterton’s book to Feser’s puts Chesterton’s work in its proper light: I like the fact that even when Chesterton gets his facts wrong as he does often when dealing with Augustine or anything about the Reformation his ideas are still right.

Read more from the Study Guide. I think I wondered if he were even a Christian before I read this, so I’m so glad to get him vindicated in my own mind. Thomas and his teacher, St. As Albert the Great, Thomas’s teacher, predicted, the Dumb Ox has bellowed down the ages to our own day. I learned about the medieval era and mind, very nice indeed. I enjoyed the challenge to my own narrow Augustinian, Lutheran viewpoint.

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He should have put the pen and paper down after the disclaimer. Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Anton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican.