Posts Tagged ‘Aquinas’

Thomas Aquinas and the art of public argument

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

There is, in many quarters, increasing concern about the hyper-charged political correctness that has gripped our campuses and other forums of public conversation. Even great works of literature and philosophy—from Huckleberry Finn and Heart of Darkness to, believe it or not, Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason—are now regularly accompanied by “trigger warnings” that alert prospective Read more

RE teacher receives National Excellence Award

Friday, May 30th, 2014

A year 13 RE teacher and deputy principal at Aquinas College has received a National Excellence in Training and Leadership Award. Terry Consedine was one of 23 New Zealand teachers to receive his award from Minister of Education, Hekia Parata at Parliament last week. Awards are given to teachers after being nominated for outstanding work in Read more

Thomas Aquinas, part 3: scripture, reason and the being of God

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Thomas Aquinas would have agreed with a comment on this website that he was as vulnerable to error as anyone else and should never be taken as “the truth”. He has read widely and deeply: Aristotle’s influence is evident throughout the Summa Theologica, as is that of St Augustine. Other philosophical influences include the pagan (Plato and Read more