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May 2, 2022

Book of the Month: De Sortibus: A Letter to a Friend about the Casting of Lots, by Thomas Aquinas


Our Book of the Month for May is De Sortibus: A Letter to a Friend about the Casting of Lots, by Thomas Aquinas, translated by Peter Carey.

Around 1270 Aquinas wrote a letter to a friend on whether lots could be used to seek God’s will in the appointment of a bishop. It’s an interesting look at medieval views on luck and chance, and when casting lots is a good idea and when it’s just superstition. You can learn more about the book from the publisher’s website.

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Medievalists.net May 2, 2022 at 10:53PM

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