American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Aquinas, Saint Thomas 1225-1274. Italian Dominican friar, theologian, and philosopher. The most influential thinker of the medieval period, his philosophy combined Aristotelianism and elements of Neo-Platonism within a context of Christian thought. His works include the Summa contra gentiles (1259-1264) and the Summa theologiae or theologica (1266-1273).
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
“Aquinas is most famous for his Summa Theologica, much of which is considered authoritative in Catholic theology.”
“I'm getting this odd picture of such an example actually in Aquinas, perhaps with a cite of the Sentences or Augustine to back it up.”
“This reminded me of how good Aquinas is at presenting the arguments of those he does not in fact agree with.”
“A person could make the argument that Thomas Aquinas is preparing students for the past.”
““A person could make the argument that Thomas Aquinas is preparing students for the past.””
“Now, as students return to class this week, Thomas Aquinas is at a turning point, choosing only its third president since it was founded in 1971.”
“A.N. Williams has written an entire book, The Ground of Union: Deification in Aquinas and Palamas (Oxford, 1999), about this issue; St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly stated the book "could prove to be a major step in overcoming misunderstanding between East and West ...”
“But Aquinas is really being more general than that.”
“We know that part of the text was written before 1323 because Thomas Aquinas is added in the margin with indications that he should be inserted after Dominic in the list of saints [140v], and the saint's two feasts (his death and his translation) are marked in the margins of the Martyrology [46r and 34r].”
“The Western culture brought about by the Enlightenment in Europe which eschewed dogmatic Christian law for a more secular and academic religion under Thomas Aquinas is the foundation that David is ultimately attacking.”
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