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Aquinas

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
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On the other hand, if we ascribe instead the principle of thinking to the intellect or the intellective soul alone, as Aquinas appears to have done in his argument for the immortality of the soul, then we seem to threaten the natural unity of human soul and body as a hylomorphic compound.
Aquinas likewise makes the move from the mercy of God to the expression of this mercy in Christ.
This is an element that I believe the Pontifical Biblical Commission misses when it posits Aquinas's emphasis on the literal sense against patristic exegesis and in continuity with modern exegesis, claiming that Aquinas began the restoration process of giving "a place of honor" to the literal sense that "culminated in the supremacy of the historical-critical method.
In certain parts of that commentary, Aquinas departed from the text of Aristotle to add his own arguments, inviting the reader to judge whether those new points were based on faith or reason.
Express Siete was heading for Davao City from the Cebu port while Thomas Aquinas was bound for docking at the Cebu pier.
I realized that Aquinas and More is not just a Catholic store - it's a way of life.
Both literary criticism and the revival of Aquinas arose in response to the skepticism and naturalism that haunted modern life; criticism promised to establish that aesthetic experience was not grounded merely on subjective feelings but on real qualities and principles, while Thomism responded more directly, but also in more rarified language, to these modern anxieties by paying due to modern rationality, while combating its materialist reductions or the despairing philosophical idealism to which it sometimes led.
At the same time, in his desire to safeguard the unique knowledge proper to faith, Aquinas cautions against presuming that things known by faith can be demonstrated on the level of natural reason, 'lest .
Appreciating the differences between Augustine and Aquinas on the Jews has unsuspected implications for the contemporary debate about Romans.
In his commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Aquinas affirms that taxes [tributa] are due to the prince "as a sort of salary for his ministry.
Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) was to explore how everything fit together.
Thomas Aquinas affirmed this doctrine in his dissertation on the law in the Summa Theologiae, when he held that in interpreting the law, judges should "follow the intention of the lawgiver.