Talk:Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

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Silly Bias (bordering on mental illness) This is an Encyclopaedia, not Hagiography[edit]

"...among Thomists of the scholastic tradition, is generally thought to be the greatest Catholic Thomist of the 20th century." Where is your source for this nonsense? The marginally corrective sentence that follows notwithstanding, this kind of fawning, crawling, woefully inaccurate nonsense has no place in an Encyclopaedia article. We get it; the author of this hagiography thinks this quasi-Thomist puritan was some kind of super-stultifier of free thought (and that what Catholicism apparently needs: someone who will stop free debate of the kind Thomas Aquinas was involved in for decades at the University of Paris), but this indefensible propaganda has no place in an article in an actual Encyclopaedia.

Now this is replaced with: "considered by some to be the greatest Catholic Thomist of the 20th century" This is still unforgivable in an Encyclopaedia article. "By some"? By whom? (Why not cut to the chase and just say "I reckon he's the greatest..." Is there a single real philosopher who thinks this guy was anything other than an anti-rationalist bigot who was opposed to freedom of thought? This "greatest Catholic Thomist of the 20th century" phrase, however it is dressed up to make it less offensive to the facts, MUST be removed!

agreed, needs to be sourced. sort of like signing your posts and trying to be relevant. --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 19:10, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Place of death[edit]

French wikipedia says he died in Rome, and here it says he died at the Vatican; since they are in two completely different (although neighbouring) countries, can anyone give the right details? Safebreaker (talk) 23:29, 26 May 2012 (UTC)


Removed 'scholastic philosopher' tag, as he is neo-scholastic. I'm trying to restrict scholastic to the period between 12th and 14th centuries. Possibly including 'second scholastics' like Suarez and Biel, since they have no separate category. There should be a neo-scholastic tag. Dbuckner 12:34, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

"the greatest Catholic theologian... of the 20th century" --- sounds a bit subjective to me!
It does. "the greatest Thomist of the 20th century", on the other hand (which was criticized above) is very probably an objective fact, at least you don't hear anything to the contrary.2001:A61:20B5:AC01:39AA:C38B:9F:93F0 (talk) 15:31, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Grace / Lulu[edit]

The lulu link for Grace does not work and, searching lulu itself, I did not find the title there. Any objection to deleting? theloavesandthevicious (talk) 22:42, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


I took out the expansion on the quote. It is both irrelevant and misleading.

(1) This article is about Garrigou, and Garrigou did think that Wojtyla was not very bright. This is not a place to get into a defense of Wojtyla, or an expansion of what kind of thinker he was. He has his own page for that.

(2) It is at least misleading to try to tie Wojtyla to Thomism based on Fides et ratio. So, I guess in Wikipedia terms, the problem is insufficient support. theloavesandthevicious (talk) 17:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Spelling of His First Name[edit]

It's spelled Réginald, with an accent aigu. (talk) 22:44, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


I noticed a number of references using the url to a Google Book link. I though editors might be interested in a tool which takes a link as input and creates a (usually) properly formatted ref.

Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books

I used it to improve two such references.

It really helps creates a much cleaner list of references. I hope you will try it. S Philbrick(Talk) 02:25, 12 February 2016 (UTC)