Wednesday, 22 February 2012
St Thomas Aquinas
"Thomas Aquinas was the greatest philosopher of the Christian middle ages. So what can he teach us that we have forgotten?"
The Guardian have run a fascinating 4 series on possibly the greatest Christian philosopher ever.
Part 1 outlines some of his background and foundation, compared to today's modern world: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/30/thomas-aquinas-modernity?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487
Part 2 looks at his view of the mind and soul:
Part 3 looks at his greatest work Summa Theologica and Aquinas' reasoning for God's existence:
Part 4 continues to look at creation, modern science and some of the great Greek philosopher:
Part 5 looks at waht it means to be human and links to the idea of conciousness:
Part 6 is focused on Aquinas and natural law:
Part 7 looks at Aquinas and his view on evil:
Part 8 reflects on Aquinas for the world today:
An excellent series that is well worth a read - the articles are short and accesible.
Do you agree on Aquinas being the greatest Christian philosopher? What is your favourite part of these articles?