My recent interview with Ben Watkins was sort of an experiment. As I mentioned in the initial interview, I came… Read more A Response to My Interview with Ben Watkins
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1275) in his almost insurmountable work Summa Theologiae (third article of the First Part), offers five arguments or… Read more The God of the Philosophers and the God of Christianity
In treating man’s last end St. Thomas draws inspiration from St. Augustine, from Aristotle, and from Boethius. First of all… Read more Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O. P. on Man’s Ultimate Purpose and Goal
“First of all I wish to warn you that in disputations with unbelievers about articles of the Faith, you should… Read more Classic Texts in the Philosophy of Religion: Thomas Aquinas on How to Argue with Unbelievers
To borrow a statement from Benedict Ashley’s essay in Philosophy and the God of Abraham: What does Aristotelian Thomism teach?… Read more What is Aristotelian Thomism?
“God” is a term burdened with varying associations. So the argument set out in the preceding section terminates in the… Read more John Finnis on Nature, Reason and God in Thomas Aquinas
Consider the following text from Thomas Aquinas’ Quaestiones disputatae de potentia Dei (“Disputed Questions on the Power of God,” 1265-66),… Read more An Introduction to Quaestiones Disputatae: The Scholastic Method of “Disputed Questions”
Thom Schultz is a rigorous philosopher/theologian tour de force and personal friend of mine. I approached him some time ago… Read more An Interview With Philosopher and Theologian Thom Schultz (Part I)
While the question of God’s existence is an important one, this is only one side of the objective/subjective coin. That… Read more Four Metaphysical Principles Regarding Our Knowledge of God
There is a story regarding philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) in his youth asking his teacher a simple question,… Read more What is God?