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How Long-Lasting Will Be the Impact of Today's Great Scholars

St. Thomas Aquinas

January 28 is the day that commemorates Thomas Aquinas, the medieval philosopher and scholar, recognized as a Doctor of the Catholic Church.

In philosophy, his commentaries on Aristotle are probably his best known work. In theology, his Summa Theologica may be the most influential tract of the medieval period.

Pope Pius X who ruled the Catholic Church for 11 years in the first half on the 20th century cautioned that the teachings on the modern church could not be understudied unless viewed through the philosophical prism of Thomas's major theses.

The work of whom among us in any field will have an impact that lasts for a half-millennium. Where is today's Aquinas.