Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I Wouldn't Part With Mine!

"It is an unhistorical legend that Luther burned the Summa Theologica along with the papal bull in the marketplace at Wittenberg. The true story of that incident, however, makes a more telling point. A recently uncovered report of that auto-da-fe testifies that there was the intention of burning the Summa along with the papal document, but no one could be found who was willing to part with his copy!"

-Josef Pieper in The Silence of Saint Thomas.

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