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the collected teachings of Thomas Aquinas and the school of Catholic philosophy that he founded. Thomism represented an attempt to apply Aristotelian principles to the demands of Christian dogma. It was the predominant trend in Scholasticism in the 13th century, more widely followed than Augustinian Platonism and Averroism. In the 14th century it found a rival in the philosophy of William of Ockham. In the 16th century, however, Thomism experienced a renascence during the period of the “second Scholasticism” (see).