Saturday, January 30, 2010

Where to begin reading Ralph McInerny's take on St. Thomas Aquinas: a philosopher's recommendation

Many admirers of the late Ralph McInerny (1929-2010) who are not familiar with his philosophical work on St. Thomas Aquinas may wonder where to start. In my opinion, the best place to start is with his 1990 book, A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists (University of Notre Dame Press). Ralph explains St. Thomas' philosophy with clarity and wit. He is writing for the uninitiated so that they may be drawn to the wisdom and insight of the Angelic Doctor. Ralph does not disappoint.

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