Thomistic Humor Page
Although the witings of Brother Thomas tend to be as ponderous as the thoughts they contain, occasionally Thomas does let a little ironic levity show through.
851. …Amusement does have an aspect of good inasmuch as it is useful for human living. As man sometimes needs to give his body rest from labors, so also he sometimes needs to rest his soul from mental strain that ensues from his application to serious affairs. This is done by amusement.Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle, Book IV, Lecture 16, C. I. Litzinger, tr. (ND: Dumb Ox Press, 1993)
Below you find links to various pages containing some things that those interested in Aquinas might find amusing.
- Humor in the actual writings of Aquinas:
- Humor on Thomistic Themes
Aquinas’ hymn Adoro te devote sung (badly) to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas