The Angelic Doctor
warns us that lust is a vice opposed to knowledge and understanding: "'blindness of mind arises from lust"' (STh II-II q.15, a.1, r.3, quoting Gregory the Great).
So the mosaic of quotations from Aquinas that Fox uses to make his case under the aegis of the Angelic Doctor
must be checked against their original sources to ensure that they are faithful to Thomas' original intent.
In fact, it is surprising that he makes no reference to Aquinas's exposition of Job, since the Angelic Doctor
there explicitly states that his purpose is to discuss human affairs as ruled by divine providence, especially affairs dominated by evil.
For Paine, Chesterton should not only be properly regarded as a philosopher, after the Angelic Doctor
himself, but as the philosophical doctor for diseased modern man.
Throughout the twentieth century, the Church has been served by a powerful array of thinkers formed in the school of the Angelic Doctor
Yet, it is a scholarly commonplace that history, post-Aquinas, presents us with the development of many variant and perhaps deviant Thomisms undreamt of by the Angelic Doctor
The thought is critically important in reminding us that the battles we wage on that front today are but different aspects of the same internal and external fights the Angelic Doctor
fought more than 800 years ago.
Aquinas's brief remarks on topics a contemporary reader would think of as scientific reflect the Angelic Doctor
's relative lack of interest in such matters.
Politely but flatly disagreeing with classical writers of note--Fenelon, Bossuet, the Angelic Doctor
himself--C, states his case.
considers indispensable to achieve a proper comprehension of the Angelic Doctor
These essays show how the Angelic Doctor
remains a necessary conversation partner for moral theology today, and this landmark collection ensures that the conversation will occur.
wrestles with a good deal of moral theology, past and present, which he believes has either paid insufficient attention to the Angelic Doctor
or has departed radically from that tradition.