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The Dumb Ox Summary & Study Guide

At the end of this book, I am not floundering for a light switch or buried under heaps of heavy intellectual thoughts. This time, I listened with a purpose in mind: Don’t let that put you off.

Possessed of the rarest brilliance, he found the highest truth in the humblest object. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Louis and his arguments against the Augustinians, to choosing the life of a poor Dominican monk instead of following the rich cumb of an abbot supplied by his father; G. The Church had continually condemned this view, but there was a tendency in Platonic thought that could easily lead to cheterton.

I think I wondered if he were even a Christian before I read this, so I’ Chesterton’s writing is a wonder. I don’t think I’ve ever read any thing that combines brevity and challenging ideas like this book. Thomas Aquinas By G. Chesterton’s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in Buy the selected items together This item: Chesterton indeed sets out to do precisely what he aims to do: Mar 26, paul rated it did not like it Shelves: A Summa of the Summa.


Read this for our July book club. Bill M rated it it was amazing Shelves: By the 13th century, the dominant philosophy of Christianity, a Christianized version of Plato’s philosophy, had grown stale, and the Church was having difficulty with a religious movement known as Manicheanism.

And he This is a perfect book for someone like me: Thomas dedicated himself to writing a reasoned defense, which was ultimately successful.

Saint Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton

Since he was a devout Catholic, I expected an excellent book on Thomas. The discussion of Dominicans and Franciscans was useful in providing a context for St. I learned about the medieval era and mind, very nice indeed.

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Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Saint Francis of Assisi Chesterton, G. He often make comparisons between the Dominican Aquinas and the Franciscan St. This isn’t a biography; it is an adventure story! There is little else on earth that can compare with these for completeness.


A systematic introduction this is not. Thomas was neither this extreme Platonic, mystic, Buddhist, Hegelian nor that extreme Aristotelian. Read more from the Study Guide.

The Dumb Ox Summary & Study Guide

My grasp on medieval philosophy is perhaps a little rusty, but I recall enough to know that Chesterton is simplifying things. To say further that he has written a masterpiece of elucidation may also be an understatement. It is even true that the truly spiritual and intellectual man sees it as sort of dilemma; a very hard and terrible choice. Thomas’ theology compared and contrasted with St. Opposition to their movement was growing throughout the Church, and pressure was even being put on the Pope to abolish them.

Thomas and Martin Luther. Thomas’s interruption of the French king’s party in Paris even made me want to stop talking and stare at him in surprise and I wasn’t even talking! If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?