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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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He should have put the pen and paper down after the disclaimer.

Royal dinners were not his style, and he sat silently while the French nobility did their “witty conversation” thing. The Dumb Ox” several times and never cease to enjoy it. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton’s “friendly enemy” according to Time, said of him, “He was a man of colossal genius”.

It was his special spiritual thesis that there are really are things and not only Thing;that the many existed as well as the One. I foresee many pleasurable rereadings of this book, which I am sure will reward me increasingly each time. His central premise was logic and reason applied to faith, something I feel is often missing in today’s Christianity.

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However, if I did, I would give it 2 stars Thomas and Martin Luther. They were a somewhat revolutionary movement in the 13th century, and many people did not have a great esteem for them, including St. If anything, Chesterton has written an extended homily.


Apr 14, Noah rated it it was amazing. I loved his work on St. It is the fate of this sketch to be hcesterton about philosophy, scanty or rather empty about theology, and to achieve little more than a decent silence on the subject of sanctity.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A systematic introduction this is not. In addition to being a rigorous thinker, he was also a very skilled poet, as evident in the hymns he composed for the office of Corpus Christi Latin for “Body of Christ”, referring to the Eucharist.

But what it severely lacks in biographical data which, of course, was not the author’s aim it makes up for in immense creative use of certain significant events in the great saint’s life.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

He is so oft-quoted and admired. It doesn’t delve deep into his philosophy or theology, but it does paint a picture of him assuming that the reader already KNOWS his philosophy and theology. Today Chesterton’s classic stands poised to reveal Thomas to a new generation.

Chesterton’s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in Francis, with whom the author hopes the reader is familiar with and fond of. Louis and his French friendsto a man who could touch the stars and the moons with his very mind, and who would treat you as if you were Christ Himself, who would wash your very feet if only you would allow it.

Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

Aug 22, Joe Dantona rated it it was amazing. 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 seemed the perfect book to fit the bill.

I know this is a highly-respected work, and I do respect it. Jan 24, Jonathan B rated it it was ok Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide. In other words, it must repeat the first fact, which was emphasised in the first chapter: View the Study Pack.

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I could almost chetserton him gesticulating as he wrote, shaking his head, waving his hands, making satirical expressions at the folly of the Materialists. His Catholicism dominates his reasoning.

I ended up reading both together, Chesterton in the morning, Eco at night, and they dovetail in all sorts of intriguing ways, each shedding monastic light on the other.

I learned about the medieval era and mind, very nice indeed.

dymb Thomas’ life, and the writings that he produced; however, the author does attempt to combine the two. The Church had continually condemned this view, but there was a tendency in Platonic thought that could easily lead to this. In particular, I am looking forward to reading his commentary and biographical writing about another “new” classic favorite of mine