Why Protestants Should Read Thomas Aquinas


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"According to Carl Trueman, if we love the Reformers and love Augustine, we ought to look for faithful voices of Augustine’s theology in the Middle Ages. One of those voices is Aquinas. Protestants are often suspicious of the Middle Ages, because the Reformation is a reaction to the worst tendencies of the church from that era. Thomas Aquinas, as a 13th-century figure, is located in the middle. Aquinas is also influential in modern Roman Catholic theology, which Protestants define themselves against. For these reasons, Protestants tend not to read and study Aquinas." from video introduction.


"Combining the theological principles of faith with the philosophical principles of reason, Saint Thomas Aquinas ranked among the most influential thinkers of medieval Scholasticism. An authority of the Roman Catholic Church and a prolific writer, Aquinas died on March 7, 1274, at the Cistercian monastery of Fossanova, near Terracina, Latium, Papal States, Italy." from the article: Saint Thomas Aquinas

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