A Single Theme Runs Through The Three Essays On St Thomas Gather In This Book It Is The Theme Of Mystery Or, Exactly, The Response Of The Searching Human Intellect To The Fact Of Mystery Both The Fact And The Response Are Suggested In A Short Biography Of St Thomas That Forms The First Essay And Are Then Sketched Out In Detail By A Presentation Of The Negative Element In His Philosophy The Third Essay Shows That Contemporary Existentialism Is In Basic Agreement With The Philosophia Perennis On This Fundamental Element Of Philosophical Thinking. This was the first book I ve ever read about Saint Thomas, and perhaps that s why I didn t really enjoy it Usually I really like the author Joseph Pieper but this time I just got lost in a lot of his discussions St Thomas seems interesting, but I couldn t get into the arguments Piep
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 7, as one of Several Books to Quietly Read to Stir Thoughts of the Highest Things.Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Intro to Part Three, as one of Fourteen B
A mix of biography and of Thomas s view of mystery.man, in his philosophical inquiry is faced again and again with the experience that reality is unfathomable and Being is mystery an experience, it is true, which urges him not so much to communication as to silence But it would not be the silence
An incredible book Pieper s writing is so crisp and lucid One of the best introductions to St Thomas Aquinas I ve ever read I ll be rereading this Frequently. Wow, anybody who wishes to study St Thomas should read this first.
- 128 pages
- The Silence of St. Thomas: Three Essays
- Josef Pieper
- 24 September 2017 Josef Pieper