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So What's New About Scholasticism? How Neo-Thomism Helped Shape the Twentieth Century

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2019.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rajesh Heynickx and Stéphane Symons (eds.), So What's New About Scholasticism? How Neo-Thomism Helped Shape the Twentieth Century, De Gruyter, 2018, 309pp., $119.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783110586282. Reviewed by Edward Feser, Pasadena City College Neo-Scholasticism and Neo-Thomism went into eclipse in Catholic academia in the decades following Vatican II. They were, during the same period, paid even less attention in secular circles. What many people today remember of them is little more than a set of negative clichés, not all of them consistent. For example, it is often alleged that Neo-Scholastic writers merely parroted Aquinas's views rather than engaging in original thought, though it is also often claimed that they distorted Aquinas rather than conveying his views faithfully. Today, there is renewed interest in Thomism and Scholastic thought in general -- among neo-Aristotelian analytic metaphysicians, analytical Thomists, historians of medieval and early modern philosophy, and Catholic and Protestant theologians.... Read More

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