St. Thomas Aquinas deserves to be remembered for reconciling faith with reason, thereby saving Western civilisation from turning its back on science and Greek and Roman wisdom.
Get a taste of the Angelic Doctor’s brilliance without being blinded by the light.
If you have to ask who “the Philosopher” is, the saying goes, then you’re not a Thomist. But this honorary title – that of “the Philosopher”, that is – is not reserved for Aquinas himself, but it is rather the way the Angelic Doctor would refer to Aristotle. Aquinas embraced, developed and elaborated on Aristotle’s ideas on ethics, metaphysics, political theory and natural law even further in his own personal work, synthesizing Aristotelian philosophy and Christian theology, especially in his Summa Theologica, the Summa Contra Gentiles and his De Ente et Essentia.