The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Episode 38 – Garrigou-Lagrange, The Sacred Monster of Thomism

Could 15, 2019

The identify of Garrigou-Lagrange has lengthy been a byword for a
fusty, inflexible Thomism of days passed by, allegedly extra involved with
centuries of accretions constructed up by scholastic commentators than
with the unique instructing of the Angelic Physician himself. Solely in
traditionalist circles was his identify nonetheless spoken with respect.

However latest years have seen a wider reevaluation of this French
Dominican priest and theologian, and a brand new translation of his work
The Sense of Thriller: Readability and Obscurity within the Mental
reveals that Garrigou has been unfairly dismissed as a
purveyor of airless theology.

The translator of this work, Matthew Ok. Minerd, joins the
podcast to debate Fr. Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange’s legacy and a few
of the guide’s central themes. These embody thriller from on excessive
and from beneath (not solely spirit but additionally matter is mysterious), the
significance of widespread sense for philosophy, the completely different senses in
which we use the phrase “to be”, the supernaturality of religion, and
the eminence of the Deity past any of His attributes insofar as
we all know and identify them by purpose.

Via all these matters it turns into abundantly clear that solely
by preserving the excellence between pure and supernatural can
theology stay itself.


Purchase The Sense of Thriller: Readability and Obscurity within the
Mental Life

A superb article on chastity by Matthew

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