Doubting Thomas?

A Response to Gary Gutting's Critique of Aquinas

In his review of Denys Turner’s Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait (“Doubting Thomas,” May 16, 2014), Gary Gutting calls the book an “impressive achievement.” He describes it as “stimulating,” “ingenious,” “excellent,” and “brilliant.” But he is much less enthusiastic about Aquinas’s thought than he is about Turner’s account of it.

Gutting criticizes four features of Aquinas’s thought. First, he claims...

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Brian Davies, OP, a professor of philosophy at Fordham University, has written many books on the philosophy of religion and the thought of Thomas Aquinas, including The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil.

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