Thomas Aquinas On Happiness: An Interview With Matt Fradd

Thomas Aquinas On Happiness: An Interview With Matt Fradd January 9, 2022

Matt Fradd joins me today to discuss what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say about being happy. Though he is a towering theological figure, the angelic doctor has a lot to say on the topic. Matt lets us know some of the wisdom from this great saint. Matt fradd recently released a book through Emmaeus Road on the topic titled “How To Be Happy: St. Thomas’s Secret to a good life”.

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About Matt Fradd

Matt Fradd is the creator and host of the Pints With Aquinas podcast. He is the author and coauthor of several books including, Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas. Matt earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary which also awarded him an honorary doctorate. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio, with his wife Cameron and their four kids.

Interview With Matt Fradd About Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas Quotes For Reflection

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of wine.”

“We must love them both—those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject—for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it.”

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends, even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”

“Yet through virtuous living man is further ordained to a higher end, which consists in the enjoyment of God, as we have said above.”

“We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.”

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