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Sacred Monster of Thomism: An Introduction to the Life and Legacy
of Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange Richard Peddicord , OP
The Sacred Monster of Thomism (the epithet
comes from François
Mauriac) is the first full-length study of the life and thought of
the most influential Dominican theologian in the first half of the
twentieth century, and the scourge of liberal theologians everywhere.
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange taught at the Angelicum for fifty years
and was the doctoral dissertation director for Pope John Paul II.
The Sacred Monster of Thomism sketches the life of Garrigou
and examines his philosophical disputes with Henri Bergson and Maurice
Blondel, his theological (and political) disputes with Jacques Maritain
and M.-Dominique Chenu, and examines his Thomism and approaches to
theology and spirituality.
Fr. Richard Peddicord is President of Aquinas Institute of Theology,
St. Louis University and served as associate professor of systematic
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