January 28 is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the most important theologian in the history of the church.
Aquinas was an astute student of the first millennium of Christian theology, and his works have been read over the intervening centuries as a solid representation of the Christian theological tradition. Over the last century, the theological witness of Aquinas has dimmed a bit (as has the project of systematic theology that he initiated), but agree with him or not, his influence on Christian theology, but also Western philosophy and culture cannot be ignored.
We offer this guide as a helpful way to begin reading the works of Aquinas…
1) Start with a biography
to understand the context of his life and times.
We recommend starting with
one of these biographies:
- Saint Thomas Aquinas – The Dumb Ox
(LGT Affordable Kindle edition)
- St. Thomas Aquinas
Read online at the above link…
- First Glance At Thomas Aquinas
(A Handbook for Peeping Thomists)
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