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Introductions » Hello » 2/15/2018 12:35 pm

NJ
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Thanks Miguel, I will be looking into these recommendations!
I've been hearing that name lately, Feser, so I suppose he's good!

I read just the first two Questions of St. Thomas' Summa, which I enjoyed very much, but once I got to the third, it kept saying things like, "Because of the principle of _______, therefore..." so I couldn't really understand his reasoning because I didn't know the philosophy that came before it.

Introductions » Hello » 2/13/2018 11:44 am

NJ
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Ave Maria!
I'm a Catholic revert from New Hampshire. I'm pretty sure most people here will be much more philosophically learned than me, so I hope to learn a lot. What usually kindles my devotion most is slowly and carefully reading Holy Scripture, but the Bible is so mysterious and can be very, very confusing indeed and I'm always asking more questions than I know what to do with. So I really should be building a stronger philosophical/theological foundation.

It was recently called to my attention the importance of really starting from the very bottom, "the ABCs of philosophy" (an author I read said the first should be the ABCs of Logic), and working up slowly and methodically, before getting to theology. It looks like there are some good resources here I'm excited to looking at. But maybe there are different views among theists and in the Church about what "the bottom" is. If anyone has any particular recommendation of what you think is the best place to start, please do tell.

Thanks and God bless!

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