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Literal Sense

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Vomit the Lukewarm manages to say in a few words what took me… well, a lot more.

Thomas Aquinas’ major rivals were the followers of Averrhoes at the University of Paris. Their first principle of philosophy was the infallibility of Aristotle, who they claimed was a dispensation of divine providence, revealed to man to teach all natural truth. Aquinas’ criticism of these men shows that while they claimed to only follow the littera [letter] of Aristotle, they in fact divinized their own interpretation of the literal sense. This is typical of what happens when one tries to make a book the sole rule of right doctrine.


Written by Curt

August 18, 2005 at 2:46 pm

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