Translatio: John of St. Thomas, Cursus Philosophicus Thomisticus: Natural Philosophy, Part One, Proemium

Cursus Philosophicus Thomisticus Second Volume: Natural Philosophy First Part Proem. Philosophy, if it is taken in the whole breadth of its signification, includes every science, for Philosophy is said [to be] as if love or friendship of science: for which … Continue reading Translatio: John of St. Thomas, Cursus Philosophicus Thomisticus: Natural Philosophy, Part One, Proemium

Translatio: The “Defensiones Theologiae” of Capreolus, Prologue I.1

The following is the first in a translatio series which I hope to be an ongoing project translating ancient and medieval texts, especially lesser known texts or those which have not been translated. The translations will come in short bits. … Continue reading Translatio: The “Defensiones Theologiae” of Capreolus, Prologue I.1

Is God Personal? Aquinas’s Arguments for the Divine Intellect

Most adherents of monotheistic faiths hold that God — whatever else this name may designate — is a reality that is in some sense “personal.” Consider the opening verses of the first chapter of Genesis, a text which has had … Continue reading Is God Personal? Aquinas’s Arguments for the Divine Intellect