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So how has he accomplished this feat? By simplifying, as his editor says, without oversimplifying. He turns his own lack of intimate knowledge to his advantage by concentrating on the core elements of Aquinas' thinking: his affirmation of the goodness of creation; his defense of common sense; and "the primacy of the doctrine of being." In this way he grasps--and helps us grasp--the importance of Aquinas for us today. As Raymond Dennehy has written, it's as if Chesterton is saying to us "the truths [Aquinas] was getting at--the basic principles of reality and reason--are in themselves really quite simple. Your basic intuitions were right all along." --Doug Thorpe
It is a notable experience to read G.K. Chesterton for the first time. He first wrote and published this book the same year that FDR was first inaugurated. Read morePublished 16 months ago by theHarrietAnn
One of the best book I have ever read and it is short. The most Common Sensical book on the most Common Sensical person in the history of man. Read morePublished 17 months ago by SusieQ
Charity demands that I advise the reader at the outset that this is not a biography of St. Thomas Aquinas. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Josh Goode
most of Thomas require a broad base of religious knowledge to comprehend this does the hard work for you greatPublished on June 5, 2013 by Stacy Andrews
This classic should have been a wonderful read. However, this edition proves a miserable read instead. Why? Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Dreamsmith
It's merely a biography of him, written by none other than G. K. Chesterton; one of the finest writers whose work I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by K. Ostrowski