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  2. Thomas Aquinas - Wikipedia

    'Thomas of Aquino '; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian [5] Dominican friar and priest, an influential philosopher and theologian, and a jurist in the tradition of scholasticism from the county of Aquino in the Kingdom of Sicily, Italy.

  3. St. Thomas Aquinas - Encyclopedia Britannica

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Italian Dominican theologian and Roman Catholic saint, the foremost medieval Scholastic. He was responsible for the classical systematization of Latin theology, and he wrote some of the most gravely beautiful eucharistic hymns in the church’s liturgy. Learn more about Aquinas’s life and work.

  4. Thomas Aquinas - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Between antiquity and modernity stands Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225–1274). The greatest figure of thirteenth-century Europe in the two preeminent sciences of the era, philosophy and theology, he epitomizes the scholastic method of the newly founded universities. Like Dante or Michelangelo, Aquinas takes inspiration from antiquity, especially ...

  5. Saint Thomas Aquinas: Biography, Life, Philosophy & Theology

    An authority of the Roman Catholic Church and a prolific writer, Aquinas died on March 7, 1274, at the Cistercian monastery of Fossanova, near Terracina, Latium, Papal States, Italy. Early Life...

  6. Thomas Aquinas (1224/6—1274) St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican priest and Scriptural theologian. He took seriously the medieval maxim that “grace perfects and builds on nature; it does not set it aside or destroy it.”

  7. Biography of Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Angels - Learn...

    Mary Fairchild Updated on September 22, 2019 Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican friar, was a brilliant theologian, philosopher, and apologist of the medieval church. Neither handsome nor charismatic, he was afflicted with edema and lopsided eyes that produced a misshapen countenance.

  8. Saint Thomas Aquinas summary - Encyclopedia Britannica

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, (born 1224/25, Roccasecca, near Aquino, Terra di Lavoro, Kingdom of Sicily—died March 7, 1274, Fossanova, near Terracina, Latium, Papal States; canonized July 18, 1323; feast day January 28, formerly March 7), Foremost philosopher and theologian of the Roman Catholic church.

  9. Thomas Aquinas - World History Encyclopedia

    Saint Thomas Aquinas (l. 1225-1274, also known as the "Ox of Sicily" and the "Angelic Doctor") was a Dominican friar, mystic, theologian, and philosopher, all at once. Although he lived a relatively short life, dying at age 49, Thomas occupied the 13th century with a colossal presence.

  10. Aquinas’ Philosophical Theology - Internet Encyclopedia of...

    Aquinas: Philosophical Theology. In addition to his moral philosophy, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is well-known for his theological writings. He is arguably the most eminent philosophical theologian ever to have lived. To this day, it is difficult to find someone whose work rivals Aquinas’ in breadth and influence.

  11. St. Thomas Aquinas - Philosopher, Theologian, Doctor | Britannica

    Thomas Aquinas was canonized a saint in 1323, officially named doctor of the church in 1567, and proclaimed the protagonist of orthodoxy during the modernist crisis at the end of the 19th century. This continuous commendation, however, cannot obliterate the historical difficulties in which he was embroiled in the 13th century during a radical ...