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  Thomas Aquinas - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – March 7, 1274) was a Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition, who gave birth to the Thomistic school of philosophy, which was long the primary philosophical approach of the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1252 Aquinas went to Paris for the master's degree, but met with some difficulty owing to attacks on the mendicant orders by the professoriate of the University.
Aquinas had a mystical experience while celebrating Mass on December 6, 1273, after which he stopped writing, leaving his great work, the Summa Theologica, unfinished.
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 Learn more about Thomas Aquinas in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274) was a Catholic philosopher and theologian in the scholastic tradition.
The life of Thomas Aquinas offers many interesting insights into the world of the High Middle Ages - he was born into a family of the south Italian nobility and was through his mother Countess Theadora of Theate related to the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Holy Roman emperors.
In 1319, the investigation preliminary to canonization was begun and on July 18, 1323, he was pronounced a saint by Pope John XXII at Avignon.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/th/thomas_aquinas.html   (4080 words)

 Island of Freedom - St. Thomas Aquinas
Aquinas was influenced by the writings of Aristotle, the Muslim Aristotelians Averro√ęs and Avicenna, and the Jewish philosopher Maimonides.
Aquinas insisted that the truths of faith and those of sense experience, as presented by Aristotle, are fully compatible and complementary.
Aquinas goes beyond traditional negative theology and states that to say God is good means more than He is not evil, or that He is the cause of the goodness we see about us.
www.island-of-freedom.com /AQUINAS.HTM   (1609 words)

 Aquinas on the Practice of Prostitution
Vincent M. Dever
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Aquinas also notes that such pleasure is desirable because of its intensity and because we have a natural affinity for it.
32 Aquinas also notes that a husband "who is too ardent a lover of his wife" and who uses her indecently may be considered an adulterer and even more so than if he were this way to a woman not his wife.
Aquinas is not troubled by this limitation in human or civil law because the eternal law can direct what human law cannot.
www.luc.edu /publications/medieval/vol13/13ch4.html   (3734 words)

 FT March 1999: Thomas Aquinas: A Doctor for the - Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Aquinas proceeded on the supposition that all theological writing ought to express the unity of divine truth; in his phrase, theology is like an impression of the divine knowledge in the created mind.
At the same time, because Aquinas understood that theology is about ordering truths to the one Truth, and not assembling facts about many different topics, none of his works fits the literary genre of the encyclopedia, which always depends on recent research to modify what until that moment had been provisionally considered as true.
Aquinas knew that because God chose to save the human race by sending his only Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, the Church of Christ is committed to reconciling the human and divine.
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 20th WCP: Aquinas on Conscience, the Virtues, and Weakness of Will
Aquinas holds that synderesis is never mistaken; he claims, in addition, that the first principles of synderesis are necessarily true.
Although conscience may be understood by Aquinas to be simply an application of principles to individual cases, the richer activities of conscience found in Bonaventure's discussion of conscience are placed by him into issues surrounding prudence.
Aquinas, in fact, emphasizes the difference between the perceptual and the deliberative in his commentary on Book VI of the Nicomachean Ethics.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Medi/MediLang.htm   (3200 words)

 Saint Thomas Aquinas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Aquinas, Saint Thomas, sometimes called the Angelic Doctor and the Prince of Scholastics (1225-74), Italian philosopher and theologian, whose works have made him the most important figure in Scholastic philosophy and one of the leading Roman Catholic theologians.
Aquinas was born of a noble family in Roccasecca, near Aquino, and was educated at the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino and at the University of Naples.
Aquinas was canonized by Pope John XXII in 1323 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius V in 1567.
www.connect.net /ron/aquinas.html   (1114 words)

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Aristotle and Aquinas To illustrate and examine the relation of religion and morality, I have chosen Thomas Aquinas, the thirteenth century theologian whose principles were the standard of ethical teaching up to the Reformation and since then have become fundamental in Christian moral theology.
Aquinas believed what Aristotle never dreamed: that man is more than a composite of body and soul, that his is nothing less than elevated to a supernatural order which participates, as far as a creature can, in the' very nature of God.
Aquinas concluded with the necessity of infused moral virtues from the principle of consistency between the natural and supernatural.
www.ewtn.com /library/SPIRIT/MEANVIR.TXT   (3029 words)

 St. Thomas Aquinas' Five Ways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) was a Dominican priest, theologian, and philosopher.
Aquinas believed that the existence of contingent beings would ultimately neccesitate a being which must exist for all of the contingent beings to exist.
Aquinas states that common sense tells us that the universe works in such a way, that one can conclude that is was designed by an intelligent designer, God.
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 Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) By Miles Hodges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Thus Aquinas downplayed the role in knowledge of the Holy Spirit and replaced it with the power of the Church and its wide range of sacraments in dispensing God's grace.
To Aquinas the physical and spiritual, body and soul, are not independent phenomenon but of one substance (in distinction to the dualism of the Platonist-Augustinians) --though the soul alone survives death, where it rests while it waits to be reunited with the body at the Last Day.
Aquinas took the view that the human mind was essentially a blank slate at birth.
www.newgenevacenter.org /biography/aquinas2.htm   (879 words)

 The Resurrection of Thomism
Many twentieth century evangelicals have been attracted to the natural theology of Aquinas, agreeing with him at least in their belief that God's existence can be demonstrated on theologically neutral grounds.
Aquinas, for example, believed God's existence and His attributes could be demonstrated.
Aquinas is not arguing for a first temporal cause.
www.reformed.org /apologetics/classical/ant_v2n3_thomism.html   (4824 words)

 St. Thomas Aquinas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Aquinas as a student was nicknamed the ox of Sicily, though his birthplace was near Naples, but this did not prevent the city of Paris regarding him as simply and solidly as a Parisian, because he had been a glory of the Sorbonne, that it proposed to bury his bones when he was dead.
Thomas Aquinas had the good fortune to gather under the shadow of the one great outstanding Friar, whose respectability it was difficult to dispute, the learned and orthodox Albertus; but even he and his were soon troubled by the growing storm that threatened the new popular movements in the Church.
Thomas Aquinas defended the great vow of his youth, for freedom and for the poor; and it was probably the topmost moment of his generally triumphant career; for he turned back the whole backward movement of his time.
www.dur.ac.uk /martin.ward/gkc/books/aquinas.html   (22598 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Thomas Aquinas was born in Roccasecca, in central Italy around 1224.
While he was heading to the Council of Lyon, Aquinas became sick and died on March 7, 1274 in the Cistercian monastery of Fossanova.
Aquinas believed that Christian revelation and human knowledge could not conflict with one another, and he characterized the human being as a composite of body and soul united in one being.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/aquinas.html   (199 words)

 Stephen Loughlin's Home Page - St. Thomas Aquinas
Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Dominican theologian, was born Thomas d'Aquino, the son of a baron, in his family's castle at Roccasecca, central Italy, in 1224 or 1225.
The Aquinas Translation Project is a web-based project which seeks to provide the scholarly and religious communities with translations of St. Thomas Aquinas's works not readily available in English.
CTS was founded in 1985 for the purpose of providing a sound and profound education in philosophy and kindred subjects for the people of Sydney, and Australia in general, continuing the work begun by the late Dr. A.M. Woodbury, S.M., Ph.
www4.desales.edu /~philtheo/aquinas/index.html   (1656 words)

 CIN - The Runaway Abbot (St. Thomas Aquinas), G.K. Chesterton
*St. Thomas Aquinas was a hero of the faith in quite a different sense from the early martyrs who bore witness by their deaths.
It was crowned with a castle that bore the name of The Dry Rock, and was the eyrie in which the eaglets of the Aquino branch of the Imperial family were nursed to fly.
It is not very easy to trace the course of this furious family quarrel, and how it eventually spent itself against the tenacity of the young Friar; according to some stories, his mother's disapproval was short-lived and she went over to his side; but it was not only his relatives that were embroiled.
www.cin.org /saints/runabbot.html   (1948 words)

 The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas - Page 1
Thomas Aquinas (picture), born of a noble family in Rocca Secca, near Aquino in 1225, was to complete the magnificent synthesis of Scholasticism.
Thomas Aquinas was the first to recognize the fact that Aristotelian intellectualism would be of great help for the study of philosophy as well as theology.
At the time of Aquinas, besides the Averroist theory of the double truth, by virtue of which philosophy and theology were not only separate but opposed, there was also Augustinianism, which was largely accepted in the School and held that no real distinction between philosophy and theology was possible.
www.radicalacademy.com /aquinas1.htm   (1163 words)

Aquinas's mother was opposed to him living the life of a poor minister and, in an attempt to make him abandon the order, she imprisoned him in the family castle for more than a year.
Aquinas was ordained a priest in approximately 1250.
Aquinas insisted that the truths of faith and those of sense experience, as presented by Aristotle, are fully compatible.
home.business.utah.edu /~fincmb/aqui.html   (474 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Aquinas on Sex
Thomas Aquinas (1224/25-75) is commonly regarded as the greatest Western philosopher of the thirteenth century.
Aquinas was both intensely productive and quite flexible in his approaches.
Aquinas' discussion of unnatural sex [which includes homosexuality, bestiality and masturbation], is available in a separate document, Aquinas on Unnatural Sex
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/aquinas-sex.html   (9576 words)

 Saint Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) lived at a critical juncture of western culture when the arrival of the Aristotelian corpus in Latin translation reopened the question of the relation between faith and reason, calling into question the modus vivendi that had obtained for centuries.
The first thing to notice about this is the assumption that we begin our study of the natural world, not with the presumed ultimate alphabet with which macrocosmic things are spelled, but with a vague and comprehensive concept which encompasses whatever has come to be as the result of a change and undergoes change.
When in 1879 Leo XIII issued the encyclical Aeterni Patris calling for the revival of the study of Thomas Aquinas, he was not directing his readers to one school as opposed to others.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/aquinas   (11428 words)

 Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Aquinas spent his life teaching, traveling, preaching, and writing, until a powerful religious experience at Naples in 1273 caused him to put down his pen forever.
Further, Aquinas believed that private ownership of property is the best guarantee of a peaceful and orderly society, for it provides maximum incentive for the responsible stewardship of property.
For Aquinas, trade itself is not evil; rather, its moral worth depends on the motive and conduct of the trader.
www.acton.org /publicat/randl/liberal.php?id=282   (497 words)

Aquinas uses the term "natural law" to refer to morality, or the moral law.
"Happiness" in Aquinas refers both to (1) temporal happiness (living a good life on earth), and (2) supernatural happiness (eternal happiness with God in heaven).
Aquinas followed a special pattern in his writing.
www.jcu.edu /philosophy/gensler/ms/aquina00.htm   (528 words)

 St. Thomas Aquinas and Sola Scriptura -- Commentary on John
Thus one can easily see that not only does Aquinas direct his reader to the Church, but he also emphasizes that the Church houses the truth of Scripture, and that the Church, not just the Scripture is a divine and infallible entity.
In a quotation previously referenced, Aquinas echoed the sentiments of Basil of Caesarea and Augustine, stating that the teaching of the fathers was received as authoritative only when it could be demonstrated that it was true to Scripture.
Aquinas was not opposing "the canonical Scriptures" against the Church or her tradition which he also affirmed was a measure, a rule for faith and practice.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a113.htm   (2239 words)

 Thomas Aquinas, Dave Kopel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The child of thirteenth-century Italian aristocrats, Aquinas was nicknamed "the Dumb Sicilian Ox," because he was stout, and slow in manner.
Aquinas accepted neither theory, and instead showed how faith and reason, while separate, are complementary gifts from God.
It was said that Aquinas applied geometry to theology, for his theological arguments were, like geometry proofs, meticulously-reasoned, built one step at a time from to their inescapable conclusion.
saints.grettir.org /aquinas.htm   (507 words)

 Aquinas High School
The Aquinas contingent spent their three days in the affected region aiding in the clean up of Our Lady Academy, a seaside Catholic school in Bay Saint Louis devastated by the storm.
Aquinas looks forward to a future opportunity to help their brethren in the affected region.
Aquinas is tied for 3rd place in the region with one game remaining and have secured a state playoff spot for the second consecutive year!
www.aquinashigh.org   (822 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Catholicism: Saints: T: Saint Thomas ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Aquinas, Thomas - Biographical article on "the spirit of scholasticism incarnate," analysis of some of his philosophical principles, bibliography.
Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Thomas Aquinas - Lengthy article on the life, writings, and influence of this philosopher, theologian, and Doctor of the Church.
Lives of the Saints: Thomas Aquinas - Contends that all Westerners live in the shadow of Aquinas's philosophical achievements.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Catholicism/Saints/T/Saint_Thomas_Aquinas   (713 words)

 Pope Pius XI 29 June 1923 St. Thomas Aquinas
Science of this kind will be all the more perfect in man in proportion as he is the better acquainted with the evidence for faith and has at the same time a more fully developed and trained faculty of philosophizing.
There can be no doubt that Aquinas raised Theology to the highest eminence, for his knowledge of divine things was absolutely perfect and the power of his mind made him a marvelously capable philosopher.
If these precepts were religiously and inviolably observed in private life and public affairs, and in the duties of mutual obligation between nations, nothing else would be required to secure mankind that "peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ" which the world so ardently longs for.
www.ewtn.com /library/ENCYC/P11STUDI.HTM   (3079 words)

 O'Meara: Aquinas Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The complete writings of Aquinas (including some texts incorrectly attributed to him) can be found in a Piana edition (1570), a Parma edition (1852 - 1873) (reprinted in New York in 1948), and a Paris edition (1871 - 1880).
Besides M. Stockhammer, Thomas Aquinas Dictionary (New York, 1965) there is an index to the ST by Roy Defarrari, A Complete Index of the Summa theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (Baltimore, 1956; Boston, 1986).
There are indices of articles on Aquinas covering secondary literature over some decades at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome and at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (Toronto).
www.op.org /domcentral/library/thombibl.htm   (1781 words)

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