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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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Pope Leo (1879), though, had praised Aquinas not so much for his conclusions as for his "philosophic inquiry into the reasons and principles of things," as well as for his method and for his simultaneous regard for reason and faith ([section] 18).
That Aquinas is essentially addressing the matter of whether poverty is required for those leading the religious life is further confirmed in his initial reply to the question:
At the same time, the distinction available here between interpreting Aquinas and adopting his perspective constitutes one mode of freelance Thomism.
Aquinas employed two approaches to goodness: nature and participation.
Therefore we must admit the existence of some being having of itself its own necessity, and not receiving it from another, but rather causing in others their necessity," Aquinas says.
7) These laws, Aquinas argues, are "determinations" of the natural law principle that justice that ought to be observed among men.
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.
10) The first sense, unmentioned in the passage by Fabro that we are considering, is the sense in which, Aquinas says, the word esse ("to be") is the verbal copula that signifies the composition of any enunciation produced by the soul--or, perhaps better, the verbal copula that signifies the composing of any enunciating performed by the soul (compositionem cuiuslibet enunciationis quam anima facit).
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In the first half of the twentieth century, one might have expected closely researched studies of the idea of beauty in Aquinas as a matter of course.