Thomas Aquinas incrporated the Greek wisdom of Aristotle into Catholicism.

Monday, 1/28/19

Thomas, born in 1225, dying forty-nine years later, , was the leading catholic scholar of all times. He use to say, "For those who have faith, no explanation is necessary; for the lacking faith no explanation is possible."

But for all his reliance on faith, Thomas was the the champion of the non-believing Greek scholar. Aristotle's wise scholarship had been carried off by the Muslims in 100 B.C., and recovered in 1200 A.D. when Aquinas was able to incorporate Aristotle's wisdom into Catholicism.

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