I can tell from the logs that new folks are coming through from a variety of other places, including Google, so it seems to me that I should explain once again just what’s going on here.
What I’m doing, at present, is working my way chapter by chapter through St. Thomas Aquinas’ Compendium Theologiae, also known as the “Shorter Summa”. I’m not reading ahead, generally speaking; when I sit down to write each blog post I’m coming to the chapter fresh and quite literally working through it, trying to follow the argument as St. Thomas develops it line by line.
So what you’re getting in each post are my reflections as I work through the text, as I try to relate what I’m reading to what’s gone before and to what I understand from other sources, and my questions about the bits I don’t understand.
In other words, do not take my words as any kind of authoritative pronouncement, even if I sound quite certain about them. This blog is simply my way of learning about St. Thomas’ philosophy and theology, and of inviting others to share in the process.