A visible, yet hidden, Church
When John Finnis decided to dedicate to Thomas Aquinas the first of the Oxford University Press book series about the founders of modern thought, it was sort of a revolution. Modern thought has been – since the French Revolution – attributed to the Enlightenment. It begins – according to history of philosophy books [...]
Benedict XVI. The last of Benedictins, the first of Thomists
Aquinas is the title of a book by John Finnis, one of the most prominent legal philosophers. It is – obviously – dedicated to Thomas Aquinas. And it – less obviously – indicates the Aquinas as one of the founder of the Modern Thought. This book let John Finnis win the Thomas Aquinas International [...]
Catholic universities, an identity quest?
What do Universities of Padua, Bologna, Louvain, Paris, Prague and Oxford have in common? They all come from “the heart of the Church”. John Paul II explained it in the Pastoral Constitution Ex corde ecclesiae, written in 1990. Looking hindsight, the decision of John Paul II to write this Pastoral Constitution (considered the [...]