The Dumb Ox - Introductory Note and Chapter 1 - On Two Friars Summary & Analysis

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Introductory Note and Chapter 1 - On Two Friars Summary and Analysis

This short introductory note's purpose is to give a few general disclaimers about the content of the book and explain what it is and what it is not. The two most important things that Chesterton states is that this is primarily a book for people who do not share St. Thomas' religion, namely, Roman Catholicism. Secondly, he makes it clear that, though St. Thomas is known primarily for being a philosopher and theologian, the book is not a work of philosophy or theology.

Chesterton states that the purpose of this book is to make St. Thomas Aquinas more popular than he is. The audience of this book is mainly non-Catholics and, as such, it is necessary to include explanations that are obvious to Catholics and leave out...

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