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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.


(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


(ˈtoʊ mɪz əm)

the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.
Tho′mist, n., adj.
Tho•mis′tic, adj.


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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Another 18 papers appear in sections on plenary sessions, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of knowledge, Thomism, philosophy of the human person, ethics and politics, and Catholic philosophy and education.
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).
Philip Clayton writing from a process-oriented background and Denis Edwards from the perspective of Transcendental Thomism [155-59]).
It was an audacious thing to do, to try to teach Thomism to the children of working-class immigrants.
But it seems clear that those aspects of Thomism were left out because this book was written for a different purpose--correcting misjudgments about Aquinas's philosophical arguments.
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.
Wojtyfa's philosophy of freedom remains faithful to Thomism, but goes beyond Thomism by carefully exploring the subjective, lived experience of freedom.
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.
3) Transcendental Thomism (Pierre Rousselot, Karl Rahner, and Bernard Lonergan); (ch.
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.
Arnold Sparr's "McLuhan, Renascence, and the Catholic Revival" retraces the role of the magazine in the cultural campaign to bring a revival of Thomism and Christian values to bear on modern thought and letters beginning in the 1930s.
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.