Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Luther and Aristotle
This evening I read a scholarly book review discussing Luther's understanding and criticism of Aristotle. Since it is scholarly and heavy with details I could use a re-read (or 2 or 3) but the review does reveal a Luther who, although clearly critical of Aristotle, does on occasion make use of his thought. As one who was taught Luther in line with Paul and Augustine, I found the review helpful. I appreciate learning that Luther actually made use of some of Aristotle's thought so it is more complex than Luther just ranting about him.