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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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Thomas and to John Capreolus's account of Aquinas's doctrine, it is far from being uncontroversial in the first steps of the history of Thomism. A central step in this history is marked by the Parisian Condemnation of 1277, which is at the origin of relevant debate within the Dominican Order on the question of the knowledge of God's quid sit.
I'm not sure I agreed with everything Father Clarke said about metaphysics or Thomas Aquinas, but that impulse to bring Thomism to bear on intellectual projects and problems out there in the world was remarkable to me.
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Overall, however, it presents an original and insightful contribution to the fields of Thomism and theological ethics.
Both are briefly approached in the Introduction, especially in the sections "The people of God on pilgrimage" (1-6) and "Thomas, Thomism and Thomisms at Vatican II" (7-11).
In this way he can appeal to philosophers and theologians with different philosophical backgrounds (e.g., Philip Clayton writing from a process-oriented background and Denis Edwards from the perspective of Transcendental Thomism [155-59]).
The ecumenical perspective of this volume is primarily given by the different starting points chosen by the authors: Patristics for the Orthodox approach, Thomism for the Catholic, and the challenges of biotechnology for the Protestant approach.
While the first section of his work may agree with Thomism, the second section--beginning at chapter seven--turns away from both Thomism and Neo-Platonism.
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The 21 papers in this collection explore the relationship between science and Christianity from the perspectives of the beginning of the world, sensation and the neural system, lessons from the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy andtwo classical doctrines, the logic of science, replies to two contemporary arguments, modern and ancient science, and a living Thomism. Special and plenary addresses consider other topics such as Galileo's legacy, scientific rationality, and Darwin and critical intelligence.
Thompson said Catholic universities need to introduce a "green Thomism," or a philosophy of creation as divinely ordered and a vision of stewardship that guides our participation in God's creation.