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Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas

Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas

Beatitude: this is the “that for the sake of which” the moral order exists. This is the “that for the sake of which” man exists. Certainly the Divine Comedy has more to say than just a commentary on the moral order. Allegory upon allegory is contained in this masterpiece of poetry. Political commentaries, philosophical inquiries, theological contemplations, acts of devotion, and more are expressed by this Last of the Medievals. Yet, the focus of this exercise was more about the obvious: morality in Dante’s Divine Comedy. With great precision and consistency, Alighieri reflected the moral order as especially addressed by the Common Doctor, whom Dante revered, all the way from the beginnings of the Inferno to the culmination of the work with the Ultimate End in the Empyrean of the Paradiso

Charity/Love (of God) is the culminating virtue for Dante. It is so for Aquinas. It is so because it has been revealed; and it should give us great hope, for…

Eye has not seen,

nor ear heard,

nor the heart of man conceived,

what God has prepared

for those who love him.
— 1 Cor. 2:9

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Written by Paleo Thomist

December 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

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