This year’s Scherer Lecture was on “The Vindication of St. Thomas,” arguing that the philosophy of Aquinas is making something of a comeback in today’s analytical philosophy. Why does this matter? What is “Thomism” — the philosophy of St. Thomas — and why is it worth knowing about? One of the best introductions to the thought of St. Thomas can be found in G.K. Chesterton’s brief and accessible The Dumb Ox. Read it here.