What the Theologians Say 2


Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar Roman Catholic priest, an influential philosopher and theologian. A great deal of modern philosophy developed from his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, metaphysics, and political theory. Thomas attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity. and his commentaries on Sacred Scripture and on Aristotle form an important part of his body of work. The Catholic Church considers him to be their greatest theologian and philosopher. Here are some thoughful quotes from him:

'Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.'

‘Beware the man of a single book.'

'We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.'

'Love follows knowledge.'

'Wonder is the desire of knowledge.'

'To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.'

'There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.'