Listers, certain “Great Books” have shaped the course of the Western world. Mortimer J. Adler, a Roman Catholic philosopher and professor, presented three criterion for a book to be considered “great,” he stated: The book has contemporary significance: that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times. The book is inexhaustible:...
"[H]aving forbidden all unlawful marriage, and all unseemly practice, and the union of women with women and men with men..."
The question Is lust a sin? seems absurd, but by asking these questions and answering them in thomistic fullness the Angelic Doctor is able to lead us into profound observations.
Listers, the following is taken in full from St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica II-II.148.1 On Gluttony. The Summa Theologica is widely considered the magnum opus of the Angelic Doctor's short life. The work is broken down into a question and answer format and its importance is best summed up by the fact it was laid...
Understanding the distinction between "knowledge" and "wisdom," and how it affects our lives, our education, and our Catholic faith.
The following works have been selected because they share the common theme of addressing Catholic political thought within the longstanding tradition of the Catholic Church. The works address what Spinoza entitled the theologico-political problem.
"In Aquino moreover, on that same day, again with reference to St Thomas, Paul VI said, "all of us who are faithful sons and daughters of the Church can and must be his disciples, at least to some extent!"