Angelic Doctor


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Angelic Doctor

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(Biography) an epithet of Saint Thomas Aquinas
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Therefore, for various reasons, among which the Angelic Doctor cites respect for the Sacrament, he writes: "Out of reverence towards this Sacrament, nothing touches it, but what is consecrated; hence the corporal and the chalice are consecrated, and likewise the priest's hands, for touching this Sacrament.
Now, a long generation later, Denys Turner offers the hook of "materialism," the idea that matter bears meaning, to gather new readers to the Angelic Doctor.
The Angelic doctor, he insists, actually tends to focus on risk taking rather than returned payout as the prime consideration of entrepreneurs.
The following two chapters cover Aquinas's treatment of the theology and pathways of Christian perfection--their challenge being to explicate the vast and precise anthropology and soteriology that the Angelic Doctor elaborated as the basis of his understanding of this theme in the Christian life.
The access of lay Catholics to the formal study of Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, led to some curious events--not the least of which was the emergence of the philosophies of art and beauty, according to Aquinas, as one means by which the traditional teachings of the Church could meet the most pressing questions of the modern world.
The Church Fathers have much to say about angels well into the 13th-century writings of the Angelic Doctor himself, Thomas Aquinas.
To this end, Benzoni focuses on the work of Aquinas, largely because of the lucidity with which the Angelic Doctor demonstrates the centrality of a certain understanding of the human soul to the moral bifurcation in question (4).
has put together Aquinas for Everyone, a brief collection of questions and answers culled from the Summa Theologiae, the Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard and other writings of the Angelic Doctor.
For Denys, God as the Good (however imperfect the term) came before Being; for the Angelic Doctor, God is the Good because He is Being.