Recently, we’ve been working through several books that are seemingly unconnected—other than being newly consumed by yours truly. However, as I considered their many messages, I began to see some powerful themes.
So far in this three-part series on Thomas Aquinas, we’ve considered his writings on private property and the role of government. According to Aquinas, private property is given to individuals by God for the preservation of the earth, and the proper role of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens from violence and from foreign invaders.
On Fridays, we bring you the best of our blog and the best of the web. This week's roundup includes posts on football and institutions, what we can learn from surfers and C.S. Lewis on individualism and community.