28 December 2017

Mortimer J. Adler, R+I+P!

Today would have been the 115th birthday of the great Aristotelian-Thomist philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler (R+I+P. Please pray for his soul! Memory Eternal!) I was privileged to meet Dr Adler in the 1970s. I asked him why he wasn't a Catholic, given his philosophic interests. He had been raised in a non-believing Jewish household and he told me he wasn't able to make the leap of faith. He finally did, becoming an Anglican because of his wife, and after her death being received into the Catholic Church before his death. I'm sure he and the Angelic Doctor are having some great conversations!

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