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Then it earned the praise of such distinguished writers as Etienne Gilson, Jacques Martain, and Chexterton Pegis as the best book ever written on the great thirteenth-century Dominican.

For protestants with an uninformed view of how Chesterton feels about Luther not highlythis is also worth checking out. Inhe was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time.

The Dumb Ox Summary & Study Guide

Second reading, 2 years later: Thomas had always been a very quiet and reserved individual, so his father arranged for him to enter the Benedictine monastery at Monte Casino.

Thomas stands founded on the universal common conviction that eggs are eggs. This defense brought him a certain amount of prestige in the Church, though it would be only the first of many achievements. As Chesterton quotes the Dumb Ox, “it is generally the man who is not ready to argue, who is ready to sneer” I sense G.


Chesterton’s book will enlighten those who would consign Thomas to the obscurity of medieval times. We meet a man who contrasts so with all the saints, all the history of the Church herself, that he fills all history with his hugeness. This is a perfect book for someone like me: If you’re looking for a fun reading project, give it a try. A large focus of the book is to interest modern readers in St.

Chesterton began his book on Saint Thomas Aquinas who is, quite possibly, the most influential of all Christian theologians”his research for the project consisted of a very casual perusal of a few books on his subject. Feb 10, Tom LA rated it it was amazing. However, Chesterton is hopeful that the philosophy of St. Quotes 17 9 Aug 28, My grasp on medieval philosophy is perhaps a little rusty, but I recall enough to know that Chesterton is simplifying things.

Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox

Some stereotyping and fanciful historical broadstrokes, but you need those every once in a while to be able to go beyond facts to the invisible logic that joins those facts together; it’s called ‘history’. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying The Dumb Ox.

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Compared with all of the philosophies that came after, Chesterton praises Thomism as the obviously superior and the only practical philosophy. Maybe so many people have given this book five stars because they haven’t compared cheeterton with what a good introduction to a person’s thought should look like. Refresh and try again.


His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Write a customer review. Chesterton is such a wonderfully fluid writer who draws one into the story immediately.

Chesterton indeed sets out to do precisely what he aims to do: This is, hands down, the best biography of Thomas Aquinas ever written. The best compliment is that this book has now motivated me to read the Chwsterton Ox himself, and I’ve already picked up two volumes of his works.

Chesterton’s brilliant sketch of the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas is as relevant today as when it was published in There is also a lot of comparison with St. While this does prove what an amazing genius Chesterton is, it also helps to understand why you feel as though you are racing around inside his head, plucking one idea out of another.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through kx support? He often make comparisons between the Dominican Aquinas and the Franciscan St.

Sometimes very hard to follow.