Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Feast of Thomas Aquinas

Here's the central point to remember about this saint:

Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican theologian, met the challenge posed to Christian faith by the philosophical achievements of the Greeks and Arabs. He effected a philosophical synthesis of faith and reason that is one of the greatest achievements of medieval times.
I've always felt huge respect of Aquinas - not necessarily because of his conclusions but because he established the precedent all those centuries ago for understanding and then communicating the Christian faith in the light of other - that is, non-Christian - philosophical systems.

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