God, the Absolute Wise Man, and the Study of Religion

Clemens Cavallin

(Publisert i Nova et vetera, nr. 4,2022)

The article “God, the Absolute Wise Man, and the Study of Religion,” probes the possibility of a Catholic religious studies inspired by Thomas Aquinas’ portrayal of the teaching aspects of wisdom in book one of Summa Contra Gentiles. The main question is whether the office of the wise man is compatible with (or at least complementary to) the idea and practice of religious studies. Or if religious studies must do without absolute wisdom and settle for lower-level goals such as contributing to harmonious relations between the diverse religious traditions of global society? In that case, the spirituality of the scholar turns from divinization to humanization, but in what way would such studies be Catholic?

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