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Katie van Schaijik

#1, Feb 1, 2014 9:11am

Sam, I'm sorry if I come across as atagonistic.  But, all unwittingly, you are pushing my buttons.

It drives me nuts how modern day Thomists are at such pains to insist that Wojtyla was a Thomist—as if it matters.  It reminds me of the reading the other day: 

For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers and sisters, by Chloe's people, that there are rivalries among you. I mean that each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to Christ." Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you?

No one disputes that Wojtyla was profoundly formed by Thomism. He also critiqued it rather fundamentally.  And his own contributions to the perrennial philosophy were so significant, that the stress on his being a Thomist seems to me to odd and unaccountable.

It would be like insisting that Aquinas was an Augustinian.  He was. But that's not what made him great.

What Wojtyla was was a true philosopher, a Truth-lover, and an original thinker of gigantic stature.

Samwise

#2, Feb 1, 2014 1:39pm

Katie van Schaijik, Feb. 1 at 10:11am

Sam, I'm sorry if I come across as atagonistic.  But, all unwittingly, you are pushing my buttons...

No one disputes that Wojtyla was profoundly formed by Thomism. He also critiqued it rather fundamentally.  

 Katie,  forgive me--not my intention.  My intention was to point out his critique of God as object and not Person...

Please know that i support yours and Jules' work.  I've even mentioned to my wife contributing tythe $ to your efforts.  do you have a paypal option?

I may disagree with minor details of some of your thinking--but i represent no position of authority or influence--just a gadfly who works for a bank! 

Katie van Schaijik

#3, Feb 1, 2014 2:18pm

I knew it wasn't your intention, Sam. 

I'm very glad that you're so active at our site, and so open to our perspective.  And I'm very glad my pushing back hasn't scared you away yet. :)

Someday we may find a way to ask members to contribute.  But for now, reading and posting and commenting and spreading the word is by far the best way to support our work.

Thank you!

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