Aquinas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aquinas (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
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Usage

In literature:

When the times began to lighten we find the schoolmen, among the greatest of whom was Thomas Aquinas.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
A bust of Thomas Aquinas, during his life a lecturer at this University, is one of the interesting treasures.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The great Thomas Aquinas is reported to have prayed for the Devil's conversion through a whole long night.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
Catherine of Siena, Dominic, Thomas Aquinas, and Peter Martyr.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Aquinas was once asked, with what compendium a man might best become learned?
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
Aquinas, St. Thomas, 13.
"God and the World" by Arthur W. Robinson
Lines 21 and 22 were the words that called Thomas Aquinas from his life in the world to a monastic career.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
St Thomas Aquinas took up St Bernard's position.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
On one occasion, as our Saint was engaged on his work, his intimate friend St. Thomas Aquinas came to visit him.
"Saint Bonaventure" by Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
Aquinas (Thomas), metaphysical eminence of, iii.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
In philosophy Bonaventura presents a marked contrast to his great contemporaries, Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Aquinas, Thomas, 3, 64.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
It might as well be supposed of Aquinas.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas are typical examples.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
To the standpoint of Aquinas, however, the Church of Rome (at least in regard to the basis of doctrine) has more and more returned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
This was at the time that Thomas Aquinas was living with him.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
In 1567 and 1568 he was at Padua, studying theology under a master who belonged to the school of St Thomas Aquinas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
These are Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
In the matter of Universals, Duns was more of a realist and less of an eclectic than Aquinas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Aquinas, St. Thomas, 180, 256, 263.
"Studies in the Poetry of Italy" by Oscar Kuhns
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In poetry:

I see brightly
In the wind vacancies
Saint Thomas Aquinas
And Poetry blossoms
Excitingly
As the first flower of truth.
"March" by Patrick Kavanagh

In news:

Thomas Aquinas edges Blue Valley West 38-35 in three-overtime thriller.
Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Austin Bland commits to FAU.
Thomas Aquinas principal retires.
A 20-year-old Thomas Aquinas College student was killed early Friday after a car hit him on an Indiana highway as he was traveling east on an anti-abortion walk across the United States, college officials said.
A millennia ago, scholars such as Thomas Aquinas could commit entire books to heart.
Cypress Bay quarterback Jaranta "Tay" Lewis (18) scores a touchdown against St Thomas Aquinas.
Enlarge Mark Copier The Grand Rapids Press Calvin's Jordan Brink passes under Aquinas's Brandon Walker during the Hall of Fame Classic basketball tournament in Holland Friday night.
Thomas Aquinas, Cypress Bay hope to join University School as 2012 champs.
Pine Crest 's Montgomery, St Thomas Aquinas win state cross country titles.
Thomas Aquinas girls win the program's first ever state cross country championship Saturday while Pine Crest 's Julia Montgomery wins the individual Class 2A title.
St Thomas Aquinas won the girls' competition.
Freshman placement exam set at Aquinas.
A placement exam is scheduled for Dec 1, for current eighth-grade students who are interested in attending St Thomas Aquinas High School in the fall of 2013.
Aquinas 5, Black River Falls 2.
The fighting Irish of Aquinas improved on their best record in school history with a 2 game sweep of Providence Christian today.
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In science:

Abstract We present a formal analysis of the Cosmological Argument in its two main forms: that due to Aquinas, and the revised version of the Kalam Cosmological Argument more recently advocated by William Lane Craig.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
Our analysis shows that the conclusion which follows for Aquinas is considerably weaker than what his aims demand.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
In brief: the Kalam argument commits the fallacy of equivocation in a way that seems beyond repair; two of the premises adopted by Aquinas seem dubious when the terms ‘cause’ and ‘causality’ are interpreted in the context of contemporary empirical science.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
Thus, while there are no problems with whether the conclusions follow logically from their assumptions, the Kalam argument is not viable, and the Aquinas argument does not imply a caused origination of the universe.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
We conclude with mention of a new argument that makes some positive modifications to an alt ernative variation on Aquinas by Le Poidevin, which nonetheless seems rather weak.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
Then, the argument was forcefully presented by Aquinas and Duns Scotus in the thirteenth century, modifie d again by Leibniz in the eighteenth century, and recently advocated by William Lane Craig and Richard Swinburne .
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
In other words Aquinas’ dialectical root(s) for IP has undone IP from its religious character (at least in the context of the Roman Catholic Church), and as a consequence it has taken IP outside the area dominated by arguments from authority.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
An important explanation of the rationale of interest prohibition is found in Aquinas’ treatise “De Malo”, which has probably been written in Paris between 1270 and 1272, on the basis of preliminary work done between 1265 and 1268 in Rome. A recent and very readable translation to German is given by C.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
Many arguments in favor of the payment of interests are known to Aquinas, including the concept of opportunity costs, but nevertheless he decides that it is strictly forbidden (Tods¨unde in Sch¨afer’s translation).
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
The biblical texts mentioned by Aquinas are all inconclusive and for that reason he uses a style of reasoning dating in part back to works of Aristotle.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
Aquinas finds it permissible to lend money against a zero interest rate, under certain circumstances that is even considered a virtue.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
Remarkably interest may be charged according to Aquinas if a promise is made by the borrower that the money will not be used, at least not in its monetary capacity.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
Here is an example that I designed using some ingredients from the text of Aquinas: a lender A may lend golden coins to B, which the borrower melts and then turns into a golden bowl, for the use of which he will pay A some amount (to be understood as a rent rather than an interest).
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
Aquinas failed to appreciate the circulating nature of money, at least in the mentioned text; its use may seem consumptive or destructive, one time only, like that of food, at first sight, but on the long run the money returns.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
It is not easy to see why Aquinas considered his arguments to have been conclusive himself, except for the fact that he may have felt somehow obliged to steer towards the conclusion he gave in his answer.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
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