According to Chesterton, "once Christ had Risen, it was inevitable that Aristotle should rise again." St. Thomas Aquinas provided that marvelous synthesis, which could only strengthen the believer's affirmation of the reality and goodness of created being. This book is a splendid introduction to both Thomas the man and the significance of his work for his own time and ours. No less a scholarly light than Etienne Gilson remarked that "I consider it as being without possible comparison the best book ever written on St. Thomas. Nothing short of genius can account for such an achievement."