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Saint Thomas Aquinas Audiobook

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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"You call him a Dumb Ox; I tell you that the Dumb Ox will bellow so loud that his bellowing will fill the world." (Albertus Magnus)

Dubbed the "Dumb Ox" by his classmates for his shyness, Saint Thomas Aquinas proved to be possessed of the rarest brilliance, justifying the faith of his teacher, Albertus Magnus, and sparking a revolution in Christian thought. Chesterton's unsurpassed examination of Aquinas' thinking makes his philosophy accessible to listeners of any generation.

Etienne Gilson, the 20th century's foremost authority on Aquinas, has said of this work, "I consider it as being without possible exception the best book ever written on Saint Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement."

Public Domain ©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    John Kress The South, USA 05-02-16
    John Kress The South, USA 05-02-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Best book on Thomas in English"

    Chesterton's book is a brilliant picture of St. Thomas Aquinas. He does a masterful job of showing you Thomas the man, The Saint, The friar, and the theologian, all against the backdrop of a remarkable picture of the 13th century. It is hard to imagine a book about the Middle Ages Star in one of the most notoriously difficult philosophers to read, being a page turner that you can't put down, but that is exactly what Chesterton gives us. It is worth noting that almost all the great Thomist scholars of the 20th century, philosophers such as Jacques Maritain and Etienne Gilson, all commend Chesterton's book is the single best book to read about Thomas.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Chamorro Spain 04-19-16
    Juan Chamorro Spain 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Chesterton's masterpiece"

    G K Chesterton never disappoints. Even a short book like this one is worth reading

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    patrick 12-27-16
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    "GK Chesterton is God"

    GK Chesterton will change the world. This book is difficult to get through, but GK is always worth it no matter what.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vic R. Josue, MD 02-13-16
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    "Great Read on St Thomas"

    One of the best testimony of Being as the changeless background behind all change...the great I AM...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory J. Travassos Florida 04-30-17
    Gregory J. Travassos Florida 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Catholic book"

    As a reformed protestant I heard this was a good book about an influential church figure. However the book turned out to emphasize his Catholicism and in some ways attack protestantism. It focused more on his beliefs and did not talk to much about his actual life, though that may be because not much is know about his life.

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    Len casper, WY 02-24-17
    Len casper, WY 02-24-17 Member Since 2016

    satified to the 'nth' power

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    "REAL St Thomas Aquines
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    I listened through twice to insure I wasn't missing something, only to come away as perplexed as after the first reading. St Thomas was no doubt an interesting character and would have been a hoot to watch from a little bird's perch. But I am fairly certain that I would be the 'dumb ox' in attempting to understand his logic! If CK Chesterton finds his writings challenging, I fear the title page would be about right for me. Len

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    Mike McVey 03-22-16
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    "Interesting but deep"

    Chesterton's vocabulary is a bit over my head and I find it hard to stay up with what is being said as it is being said.

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    sunil farmington, mo, United States 01-08-16
    sunil farmington, mo, United States 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great intro to St. Thomas Aquinas"

    This has served as a very useful an intrigue introduction to the great Doctor of the Church.

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