Aquinas  -  Advanced reading class

(class leader: Dr Peter Hunter O.P.)

Participants study a selection of texts from the writings of Thomas Aquinas with close examination of the arguments in key passages. Texts are chosen from different moments of his writing career, and from different kinds of writing, so that participants

• become familiar with the range of writing forms available to a 13th century Latin scholastic
• evaluate the rationale for each form and consider its rhetorical and pedagogical effectiveness
• appreciate some major concerns of Aquinas’s intellectual and cultural context