Shuck and Jive

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meaning of Life, Part 49

On the Sabbath try and make no noise that

goes beyond your

Cries of passion between lovers
are exempt.


  1. Great poem, huh?

    Who would expect big Thomas to say such a thing.



  2. Absolutely! I am enjoying a number of the wonderful poems in your book. I am finishing it this evening. Very hopeful! Thank you!

  3. Thomas Aquinas is much misunderstood.

    Unfortunately Matthew Fox's book about him is nearly impossible to find. I have a xeroxed, GBC-bound copy, which I got from Matt for the class on Aquinas he taught at the now-defunct University of Creation Spirituality back in 1997.

    The book is "Sheer Joy: Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality."

    I'll share mine, but you have to come to West Virginia to read it . . . there may be copies floating around out there in libraries.

  4. I will look for it. Big Tom wasn't a big part of my seminary education. The perception was that he was a dry scholastic with an opaque theology enmeshed in a medieval world view. I am willing to have my perceptions changed on that!

  5. Cool! Maybe we should start a new thread called "Aquinas and Jive" -- has a nice double entendre.