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A chiefly Roman Catholic intellectual movement arising in the late 1800s that seeks to revive medieval Scholasticism by infusing it with modern concepts.

Ne′o-Scho·las′tic (-lăs′tĭk) adj.


(ˌni oʊ skəˈlæs təˌsɪz əm)

a contemporary application of the doctrine of Scholasticism to problems of everyday life.
ne`o-Scho•las′tic, adj., n.


the 19th-century movement by Catholic scholars to reinstitute the doctrines of the Schoolmen in their teachings. — Neo-Scholastic, adj.
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Considering in turn the context, key themes in his theology, and his theological legacy, they discuss such topics as neo-scholasticism of the strict observance, Second Vatican Council, the Christian mystery of nature and grace, a theology of history, de Lubac and a desire beyond claim, Protestantism, radical orthodoxy, and political theology.
The theology of Karl Barth, a native of Basel, stood in stark contrast to that of his liberal teacher, while Hans Urs von Balthasar was among those Catholic theologians who helped put an end to the supremacy of Neo-Scholasticism.
There arose a new Roman school, an heir of Neo-Scholasticism, whose influence predominated in the formation of the universal catechism, the new Code of Canon Law, and eventually in revisions of liturgical rites and translations.
The impression made by these essays is that the strength of Irish neo-Scholasticism lies in scholarship, commentary, and transmission rather than in the development of new strands of thought.
Though all of them were trained in Neo-Scholasticism, many dared to venture to work outside Neo-Scholasticism.
Although eccentric by Anglo-American standards, the selection does not misrepresent recent Italian philosophizing, which has been more thoroughgoingly shaped by neo-scholasticism, idealism, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and nihilism than most English-language work.
Sunshine also adds an introductory essay explaining the manuscript's significance as a religious abolitionist document, example of neo-scholasticism, forerunner of Catholic social teaching, and incipient model of business ethics and setting out the historical context and events surrounding its authorship.
Even as an essay in late twentieth-century neo-scholasticism, the quality of writing provokes comparison with the language of those fashionable works in French by German authors regretted by de Stael: 'elle a pourtant un defaut, c'est qu'elle est morte'.
The reason for this less-than-full embrace might lie in the pope's own eclectic philosophical training, which was certainly broader than neo-scholasticism.
Surprisingly, many distinguished scholars, such as Jacques Maritain and John Finnis, do not admit it and foster the illusion that their political views are merely developments of Thomism or neo-Scholasticism.
It is Del Colle's contention that certain theological advances beyond traditional neo-scholasticism were necessary for the construction of an orthodox Spirit-Christology.
25) Two events during Pius IX's pontificate, however, boosted the restoration of neo-Scholasticism.