Angelic doctor



Saint Thomas (“the Angelic Doctor”) 1225?–74, Italian scholastic philosopher: a major theologian of the Roman Catholic Church.
Historical Examples

In another place, however, the angelic doctor declares that almsgiving is an act of charity.
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

The angelic doctor means here living faith, or fides formata.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur

The grateful Church canonized him, his treatise being the miracles he had performed, and named him the angelic doctor.
A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick

St. Aquinas, the “angelic doctor,” argued that heretics might justly be killed.
The Last Reformation F. G. [Frederick George] Smith

His knowledge of the writings of the angelic doctor was so great that he was called Thomas redivivus.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

More potently than Abaelard did the angelic doctor employ dialectic in his finished scheme.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

These positions of the angelic doctor were sharply opposed in his lifetime and afterwards.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

noun
an epithet of Saint Thomas Aquinas
noun
Saint Thomas. 1225–74, Italian theologian, scholastic philosopher, and Dominican friar, whose works include Summa contra Gentiles (1259–64) and Summa Theologiae (1267–73), the first attempt at a comprehensive theological system. Feast day: Jan 28 See also Thomism

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