Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Theologian

St. Thomas Aquinas is called that because of where he's from. And since all followers of God are "saints", his prefix doesn't help distinguish him. Therefore he is sometimes simply called "Thomas".

In his Summa Theologica, he refers to Aristotle simply as "The Philosopher". Then he starts calling Paul (formerly Saul of Tarsus), simply "The Apostle". While I was reading it a while back, I began to wonder if he was ever going to reference John, and if so, what would his nickname be? Turns out he calls him "The Evangelist".

I always thought it would be cool to subtly reference Aquinas himself simply as "The Theologian". I doubt people would get it though.

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