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By G. K. Chesterton

Acclaimed as the easiest booklet ever written on St. Thomas, this notable profile introduces one in every of Christianity's most crucial and influential thinkers. G. okay. Chesterton chronicles the saint's existence, targeting the fellow and the occasions that formed him, instead of on theology. In a concise, witty, and eminently readable narrative, he illustrates the relevance of St. Thomas' achievements to trendy readers. 
Born into an aristocratic family members, Thomas rejected a lifetime of privilege to hitch a brand new order of preaching and instructing priests, the Dominicans. Chesterton compares Thomas' perspectives to these of one other recognized thirteenth-century determine, St. Francis of Assisi. He additionally explores the effect of Aristotelian philosophy on Thomas' personality, in addition to the consequences of Parisian tradition, society, and politics. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the effect of Thomas' paintings on later non secular thinkers, together with Martin Luther. This short yet brilliant profile presents interesting glimpses into the medieval scholastic circulation, and it offers a superb commencing to extra explorations of St. Thomas Aquinas' works.

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