Angelic Doctor


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Angelic Doctor

soubriquet of St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274), scholastic philosopher. [Ital. Hist.: Benét, 44]
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c1225 - 1274) Italian scholastic theologian and philosopher, often called the Angelic Doctor (Lat, Doctor Angelicus ).
At moments he was almost a god, bringing healing to skeptical mortals like an angelic doctor.
This disclaimer, early in the Summa, did not prevent the Angelic Doctor from developing his own trinitarian theology, based, as it was, on a literal reading of the Scriptures.
Even in this, however, Lombardo performs a valuable service, reminding us that the mind of the Angelic Doctor is often in the details.
The Angelic Doctor is the best of companions along this way.
In the earlier dominant narrative, the Angelic Doctor is thought to be everything that Eastern Christianity is not, particularly on the question of the use of pagan sources and the role of human reason in the work of theology.
Thomas thinks this or that, or that his thought entails this or that conclusion, Father Elders cites in support of his assertion, and includes in a footnote, a full sentence or two in the original Latin from the works of the Angelic Doctor himself.
Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae, Part III, Questions 1 to 59, where the Angelic Doctor moves step by step from the Incarnation to Jesus' enthronement at the Father's right hand.
Thomas Aquinas' proofs of the existence of God and bones up on the Angelic Doctor as if he had never heard of the guy.