Why Aquinas? President Benjamin Merkle and Fellow of Humanities Dr. Jonathan McIntosh discuss Aquinas' works, influence on our lives today, and the best ways to learn more from his thinking.
Dr. McIntosh joined the College faculty in 2007 after pursuing his M.A. (2004) and doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Dallas (2009). He received his B.S. in Philosophy from University of Idaho in May 2001. His doctoral dissertation entitled, The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faërie(2009) was on the philosophical perspectives J.R.R. Tolkien. He is the author of “Ainulindalë: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of the Music” (2010). He presented “’I Have Kindled You with the Flame Imperishable:’ J.R.R. Tolkien’s Thomistic Metaphysics of Faërie” at The World and Christian Imagination: Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference in 2006. Hi--s personal blog can be found at The Flame Imperishable. Dr. McIntosh and wife Annie (B.A., 2000) live in Moscow with their four daughters.
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