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The theological and philosophical system of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a system that dominated scholasticism.

Tho′mist n.
Tho·mis′tic adj.
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(Theology) the comprehensive system of philosophy and theology developed by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, and since taught and maintained by his followers, esp in the Dominican order
ˈThomist n, adj
Thoˈmistic, Thoˈmistical adj
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(ˈtoʊ mɪz əm)

the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.
Tho′mist, n., adj.
Tho•mis′tic, adj.
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the theological and philosophical doctrines of St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers. — Thomist, n.Thomistic, adj.
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Noun1.Thomism - the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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[ˈtɒmɪzəm] Ntomismo m
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As scholars of Eliot's work have noted for decades, neo-Thomist thought, particularly as developed in the writings of Maritain, exercised a considerable influence on writers in the modernist period, not least of all on Eliot himself.
More important still, Kempshall's book challenges long held (and, in the case of Neo-Thomist thought) deeply cherished ideas about the role of the scholastic philosophers in adapting Aristotelian notions of political society and the virtuous life to late medieval concepts of secular and ecclesiastical government.