Humanism and Theology

Humanism and Theology

Humanism and Theology

Humanism and Theology

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The problem of humanism and theology was suggested to me by the fact that the Aristotelian Society invited me, the classical humanist and student of Greek philosophy, to deliver this year's Aquinas Lecture. I appreciate that invitation as a signal honor, but to speak of St. Thomas is a little embarrassing for someone who cannot claim possession of specialized scholarship in the field of medieval philosophy. It goes without saying that this is not the first time in my life that I turned to the great Christian pupil of Aristotle, and I confess to have a profound admiration for the supreme master of medieval Christian thought. I shall try to make my contribution to your annual commemoration of him by discussing not some technical details of St. Thomas' and Aristotle's philosophy but the more general historical problem of the theocentric view of the world represented by St. Thomas and its relationship to the Greek . . .

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