I think, therefore I am. Rationalist philosopher and mathematician René Decartes, considered the father of modern philosophy, held this as self-evidently true. In this program, Bernard Williams of Kings College examines Decartes’ theory of knowledge and his use of skeptical inquiry to affirm reality, including the existence of God. Descartes’ theory of physical and mental […]

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Thomas Aquinas OP (/əˈkwaɪnəs/; Italian: Tommaso d’Aquino, lit. ‘Thomas of Aquino’; 1225 – 7 March 1274), was an Italian[3][4] Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor […]

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Prayer by St Thomas Aquinas before the Holy Eucharist. “Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium”.

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From 1999 http://www.peterkreeft.com/home.htm Introduction (0:00) 1. Final Causes (8:57) 2. Efficient Causes (30:47) 3. Material Causes (35:26) 4. Formal Causes (39:37) Questions (54:14) The above lecture is philosophically technical at points, but is nonetheless intriguing and enjoyable for all audiences. For an enlightened exploration, see Kreeft’s book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0898705509/theofficiapet-20

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Here is a short reflection on the Angelic Doctor and the sources of the trial that is upon the Church at this time, using the following two quotes from his writings. There are three sources of trial for the Church: (i) external persecutions, (ii) undermining of the Truth from within by heresy and spreading of […]

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Thomas Aquinas’ Third Way of proving the existence of God.

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The great Eucharistic prayer of St Thomas Aquinas Get the CD here http://www.amazon.com/Sublime-Chant-Gregorian-Ambrosian-Gallican/dp/B000QQRFJW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390940967&sr=8-2&keywords=sublime+chant Outstanding CD

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Lecture by Fr. Paul Murray, OP (Province of Ireland, Angelicum, Rome) given during the Dominicans and the Renewal of Thomism Conference: The Doctrine of God, One and Triune. -part of an international conference at the Dominican House of Studies: Dominicans & the Renewal of Thomism https://goo.gl/KsbQJJ ORDER OF PREACHERS INTERNATIONAL SITE: http://www.op.org Eastern Province Dominicans: […]

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In this lecture from my Fall 2011 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we discuss Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae, Prima Pars, question 2: on the existence of God

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