Archive E.J. Hutchinson Philosophy Reformed Irenicism

A Different Sort of Dear John Letter

For many of us it is the beginning of a new school year, and so I thought that readers, and especially college freshmen (if any in fact visit TCI), might appreciate the advice Thomas Aquinas gave to Brother John regarding how best to study and pursue the life of the mind, sometimes called the Epistola exhortatoria […]

Archive Book Reviews Laurence O’Donnell Philosophy

“For me to live is truth”: Sertillanges’s The Intellectual Life

A. G. Sertillanges, O.P., The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods, trans. Mary Ryan (1987; repr. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press 1998). How does one acquire the treasure of knowledge?1 What duties, habits, virtues, and practices ought to order the Christian intellectual’s soul in his pursuit of truth? What does daily life […]