Aquinas



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

I suspect his final opera omni in a critical German edition will equal in length that of Augustine, Aquinas, and Bonaventure.
Benedict the Philosopher Justin Green March 2, 2013

He wanted to read everything Augustine and Aquinas had ever written about just war theory.
Jon Favreau on Obama’s War for Peace Jon Favreau September 9, 2013

What allows evil to persist, Aquinas believed, is the “lack of good” by other people.
Government Has Made America Inept Philip K. Howard May 3, 2014

This professor at Aquinas College in Michigan has a rule: if your phone rings in class, you must answer it on speakerphone.
April’s Best Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video April 29, 2014

Sorry Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, and Erasmus you must have been just a bad dream.
Deconstructing David Brat’s ‘Scholarship’ Candida Moss June 11, 2014

Historical Examples

In general, Aquinas maintained in different senses the real existence of universals ante rem, in re and post rem.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

At all events, so he was interpreted by Averroes and later by Aquinas.
Dante: His Times and His Work Arthur John Butler

Was Sister Aquinas so carried away as to be forgetful that Sarella was not the only auditor?
Mariquita John Ayscough

The way of knowledge is less prominent with Bonaventura than with Aquinas.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

This work, Contra Gentiles, may be taken as an elaborate exposition of the method of Aquinas.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

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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