Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

Chapter 1: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fr. Robert Barron)


Fr. Robert Barron on St. Thomas Aquinas

Book Resources: Chapter 1: Fr. Robert Barron on St. Thomas Aquinas

Film Focus Point: Fr. Barron discussing the writings and beliefs of St. Thomas Aquinas and how these ideas—including his beliefs of contingency and Christian humanism—are still important today

Text Focus Point: Page 21

Discussion Questions

  1. What is meant by “one truth?” How does science help us understand the Bible?
  2. What does it mean that created things are “contingent?” How is this understanding a proof of God’s existence?
  3. What does it mean that Aquinas was a “radical humanist?” How is Christianity the highest possible humanism?

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