Feast of St Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople
A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists by Ralph McInerny
MORE THAN AN introduction to the achievement of St. Thomas Aquinas, this book is an elegant time machine transporting us to an earlier, more confident way of thinking and perceiving reality. McInerny contrasts Aquinas and Descartes, arguing that Aquinas, not Descartes, trusts our ability to perceive the world around us and to reason—while Descartes, not Aquinas, alienates us from reality and matter—and from faith in Revelation. McInerny is confident that Aquinas’ way of trusting our perception and reasoning leads to faith in Revelation, as Revelation perfects reason, teaches us the transcendent values, and the higher meaning of creation. For anyone unfamiliar with Aquinas, McInerny gives an excellent introduction, and much more.
198 pp. paper $20.00
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