25th January 2022
A Thomist’s guide to lying
Against a background of concern about standards of integrity and honesty in public life, Joe Egerton reflects on St Thomas Aquinas' discussion of the virtue of truthfulness and the vices opposed to it.
14th January 2021
Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teaching
In this admirable, meticulous and creative book, Theodora Hawksley is concerned with reading Catholic Social Teaching so that it embraces a theology and spirituality which can better resource communities.
18th June 2015
The terrorism of gossip
The terrorism of gossip is as harmful to the body politic as the Tudor terror that claimed the life of Thomas More, who was born on 7 February 1478.
12th March 2015
The Flat White Economy
The Flat White Economy has captured important truths about our economy and our society. It is clearly based not on some abstract theorising but on the application of a powerful mind to what is actually going on in the world.
26th February 2015
78% of the British Muslims questioned in a ComRes poll for the BBC said that they felt deeply offended by the publication of images of the Prophet Mohammed. The debates that have raged since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices about the provocative cartoons published by that magazine are nothing new, says Patrick Riordan SJ. In fact, they have their roots in Paris itself, and in the writings of St Thomas Aquinas.
28th January 2015
Aquinas and the ‘secular’ state
Joe Egerton applies the thinking of St Thomas to a question that is acutely relevant in contemporary society: the right of the State to legislate on matters of religion.
27th January 2014
Why still read Thomas Aquinas?
Renowned Aquinas scholar, Fergus Kerr OP explains why there has been a turn back to Thomism in recent years, and gives just a few reasons why we are still reading Thomas Aquinas.
11th October 2013
God, reason and going to war: Thomas Aquinas and conflict decisions
The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is looking at formalising Parliament’s role in conflict resolution. Joe Egerton urges the Committee to apply the insights of St Thomas Aquinas to this task.
11th October 2013
Just War Theory
In recent weeks, questions over the legitimacy of possible military intervention in Syria have given rise to a lot of discussion about Just War Theory. What does Just War Theory actually say?
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