I never knew Aquinas was of imperial blood. However, there is little of Thomas in this book, which is unsurprising given that so little is known of him besides his literary output, in which he is invisible and would remain so even if not placed next to such blinding fusion-fire of reason, logic, and truth.
Notes scribbled while reading:
<i>Pleasure to read; well styled; spoiled by rants about a determined God (thwarting his will) and comparisons of calvinism and jansenism to Manichaeanism - in fact different subspecies. Also anticapitalistic and not much about Thomas.
Better entitled 'Intellectual Vignettes of the Middle Ages and Renaissance of the 12th Century'
Dislikes and slurs augustinians, and pits Aquinas against them, even though he was an Augustinian in soteriology and predestination.</i>