Anecdotes: Theologians & Philosophers

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about theologians, philosophers, and others in the field of metaphysics.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

As the pupil of the scholastic teacher...

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Henry Ward Beecher

Arriving at Plymouth church one Sunday,...

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Martin Buber

Addressing an audience of priests, Martin...

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William Cecil

Traveling to a confirmation ceremony, the...

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G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton’s mind was so preoccupied that he...

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Diogenes

By constant flattery the hedonistic...

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St. Francis of Assisi

The popularity of the Nativity scene, one of...

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Pope John XXIII

Photographer Yousuf Karsh had been...

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Immanuel Kant

In 1802 Kant discharged Lampe, the faithful...

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Ronald Knox

Traveling by train from Oxford to London one...

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Blaise Pascal

Pascal’s father began his son’s education with...

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George Santayana

When Santayana came into a sizable legacy, he...

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Fulton J. Sheen

In Baltimore to address an interfaith rally,...

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Socrates

Knowing the frugality of Socrates’ way of life...

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Bishop Milton Wright

One day the Bishop Wright was discussing...

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