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Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday BookReview: rediscovering Aquinas on the emotions


[first published February 1, 2013]


“The nature of our passions is to buttress the soul in knowing and loving God.”
Dr. Pence has written a book review of a fascinating new work by a professor at the Catholic University of America, Nicholas Lombardo. The young Dominican in The Logic of Desire offers "a sustained explication of Thomas Aquinas on emotions. He argues one cannot really understand an ethical system based on virtues unless he fully understands an anthropology based on natural appetites and passions."

Check out this earlier post with its link to a videotaped talk by Father Lombardo.

Pence says that Lombardo shows us in the most striking way that nature desires grace… and nowhere is that desire written deeper than in our emotions.

                                 

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