Tyler Graham

About Tyler Graham

Tyler Graham holds a B.A. in Humanities from Stanford University, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University, and an M.T.S. from Ave Maria University's Institute for Pastoral Theology. He is a humanities and mathematics instructor at Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, a Catholic, classical, K-12 school in Ave Maria, Florida.

Death to the Death Penalty? René Girard’s Challenge to Thomas Aquinas

By |2018-11-23T23:38:59-05:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Death, Justice, St. Thomas Aquinas|

Is acceptance of the death penalty contrary to the modern understanding of the dignity of the human person? The anthropology of René Girard allows for a rereading of Thomas Aquinas’ defense of capital punishment... The Catholic Church’s recent definitive revocation of the death penalty[1] suggests that something in the zeitgeist demands a rethinking of one [...]

René Girard and the Common Good

By |2019-01-04T14:13:11-05:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Books, Character, Christianity, Ethics, Featured, St. Thomas Aquinas|

The core of René Girard's thought seems to center around the fundamental conviction that mimetic desire is the desire for God... In a recent essay in this journal, Dr. Thaddeus Kozinski makes the bold claim that “the work of René Girard would not seem all that relevant to Thomists.... However, in my estimation, Girard’s thought [...]