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  • 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)


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  • Erdmann conjectures Thomas Aquinas, which is extremely improbable, as Thomas was unquestionably not the first of his order to study philosophy.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • The ethics of Thomas Aquinas, which is directly connected with his dogmatics, is distributed into a general and a special part, of which the former treats of the virtues and vices in general, and the latter of the same in detail, so that the whole is made to appear predominantly, though not exclusively, as the doctrine of virtue. —

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics.

  • When the doctor persisted, the man finally replied: "I am called Thomas Aquinas".

  • This is a cultural tradition that has had predictably gendered fall out: the authorship of texts written by men, such as Thomas Aquinas, who dictated to scribes, has not been called into question, whereas the authorship of texts written by women, such as Margery Kempe, who also dictated her writing, has constantly been challenged.

    The act of writing

  • After the revival of Aristotelianism in the Middle Ages, commentators such as Thomas Aquinas treated Alexander's work (in Latin translation) as a very important source of information about the true Aristotelian doctrine.

    Alexander of Aphrodisias

  • "Thomas Aquinas," he said, "had the worst handwriting in the Middle Ages."

    Handwriting Is on the Wall

  • Serious Christian philosophers, such as Thomas Aquinas, believed that each individual souls was created by God, but that it was only some months after conception that the material body of the fetus was developed enough to be co joined with the soul.

    Stem Cell Research, the Soul, and the Bush Administration's sophistry

  • But that view did not sit well with certain later theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas, who introduced the idea of the limbus infantium, "limbo," a state in which where infants who die unbaptized would enjoy eternal but purely "natural" happiness without the vision of God.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • His semantic and ontological views evolved during his career in response to Ockham's acute criticism of traditional realism, moving from the moderate realism typical of thirteenth-century theologians such as Thomas Aquinas and Henry of Ghent to the extreme realism of his later writings, which posit the existence of extramental universals really distinct from individual things, extramental propositions as significates of true sentences, and real distinctions among the ten categories.

    Walter Burley

  • Scholastic thinkers such as Thomas Aquinas tried to show that ancient philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, supported and illuminated Christian faith.



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