How a group of Dominican friars became the Hillbilly Thomists…

Posted December 13, 2017 11:46 pm by Editor

How a group of Dominican friars became the Hillbilly Thomists…

When a group of Dominican friars banded together over a common love for bluegrass and folk music, one of its founding members, Father Austin Litke, came up with a name that was impossible to top: “The Hillbilly Thomists.” The phrase comes from Flannery O’Connor, a Southern writer with a lasting love for Thomas Aquinas. O’Connor would read the Dominican saint’s Summa theologiae every night before bed…

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