G.K. Chesterton, “St. Thomas Aquinas”

“St. Thomas did not reconcile Christ to Aristotle; he reconciled Aristotle to Christ.”  (28)

Chesterton sees Aquinas as a very practical thinker: commonsensical rather than abstract-to-the-extreme as more modern thinkers are.  Chesterton is also critical of both Augustine and Luther to an extent.  Nothing wrong with the flesh:  That’s part of who we are.