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A·qui·nas

 (ə-kwī′nəs), Saint Thomas 1225-1274.
Italian Dominican friar, theologian, and philosopher. The most influential thinker of the medieval period, his philosophy combined Aristotelianism and elements of Neoplatonism within a context of Christian thought. His works include the Summa contra gentiles (1259-1264) and the Summa theologiae or theologica (1266-1273).

Aquinas

(əˈkwaɪnəs)
n
(Biography) 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. See also Thomism

A•qui•nas

(əˈkwaɪ nəs)

n.
Saint Thomas, 1225?–74, Italian scholastic philosopher.
A•qui′nist, n.
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Noun1.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 theologyAquinas - (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)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations

Aquinas

[əˈkwaɪnəs] NAquino
St Thomas AquinasSanto Tomás de Aquino

Aquinas

nThomas von Aquin
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Casaubon's patience held out further, and when after all it turned out that the head of Saint Thomas Aquinas would be more perfect if another sitting could be had, it was granted for the morrow.
Vain and egotistical, supple and proud, libertine and gourmand, grasping from the pressure of debt, discreet as a tomb out of which nought issues to contradict the epitaph intended for the passer's eye, bold and fearless when soliciting, good-natured and witty in all acceptations of the word, a timely jester, full of tact, knowing how to compromise others by a glance or a nudge, shrinking from no mudhole, but gracefully leaping it, intrepid Voltairean, yet punctual at mass if a fashionable company could be met in Saint Thomas Aquinas,--such a man as this secretary- general resembled, in one way or another, all the mediocrities who form the kernel of the political world.
I have read Ockham, Bradwardine, and other of the schoolmen, together with the learned Duns Scotus and the book of the holy Aquinas.
and are called Aquinas by the wild Indians of that part: the Chilotan Indians have a different name for them.
Aquinas at times shifted the reader's perspective by placing one thing within the context of another thing.
Aquinas likewise insisted that in the event of a conflict between a statutory order and a fundamental principle of the natural law, a judge is bound by the divinely ordained law of nature to refuse to pass judgment on the unjust legislative order.
Masao Abe pointed to such a family resemblance between two thirteenth-century figures, the Italian Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and the Japanese Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253) (Abe 1985:26).
Aquinas (12-1) will play host in next week's final to L.
While some have seen a conspiracy of consensus among scholars of Aquinas, one might just as well lament the internecine conflict in the Thomist camp.
Thomas Aquinas, needs to be understood in terms of virtues.
Aquinas judged that religious vows were not sacraments based on his conviction that a sacrament must "confer the grace" it symbolizes.
After Aquinas, other Christian writers elaborated on his three just war conditions.