Thomas Aquinas

Two new lives of St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas fail to straightforwardly present the legacies of these two hugely influential figures

That materialists and ministers struggle to justify morality shows there is still a place for Christianity in intellectual and public life

Scholasticism was philosophy’s attempt to apply reason to Church doctrine. But while the medievals were constrained by a notion of overriding divine authority, we should not underestimate the theistic dimension of Western thought today