Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Aquinas’

  • Metaphysics: Every Theory of Everything Must Start Here

    June 25th, 2017 | Metaphysics | journalpulp | 5 Comments

    Reality is existence, and existence is everything. Every theory of everything must start there. There’s existence, and there’s essence. These two things are separate but not separable. In the language of Thomas Aquinas, esse (or essence) IS identity: To be, in other words, is to be something. The conclusion is inescapable because, as Aristotle noted, […]

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  • Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

    February 14th, 2013 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as […]

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  • Love or Charity: A Valentine Post

    Love or Charity: A Valentine Post

    February 13th, 2012 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name doesn’t appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as Pope Gelasius canonized […]

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