neo-Thomism


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neo-Thomism

the neo-scholastic philosophy closely related to the teachings of Thomas Aquinas. — neo-Thomist, n.
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To move toward true dialogue would require consideration of a more diverse array of theological and philosophical sources in the Catholic tradition beyond what remains largely a carryover from the manualist tradition of neo-Thomism.
Finally, third, the position of Christian philosophy considered from the Orthodox Christian standpoint can provoke a negative reaction in view of its traditional reference to medieval Catholic philosophy--Thomism, which is being actively updated and developed in modern Neo-Thomism.
No doubt this disappearance has a lot to do with the decreasing number of farmers in the United States in general, but it also has to do with the large-scale abandonment of Thomism (or neo-Thomism) in the American Catholic intellectual scene in the postconciliar years, which truly had provided a coherent approach to Catholic intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century and has never been replaced, as Philip Gleason showed in his landmark history, Contending With Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 1995).
Starting with Lumen Gentium's image of the pilgrim church, he argues that Vatican II's ecclesiology and moral theology are rooted in Thomistic principles, which can be seen when one rejects neo-Thomism in favor of a historically sensitive approach as developed by Chenu.
In fact, it marks a key point of transition for Neuhaus from the Protestant "Christian realism" of Niebuhr toward the Catholic, natural-law neo-Thomism of Maritain, Etienne Gilson, and John Courtney Murray--and toward Vatican II and Pope John Paul II.
Aside from their contributions to the sciences, the friars were world-class intellectuals and thinkers, as shown by Cardinal Gonzalez, who came to the Philippines when he was just 18 years old and acquired all of his academic degrees in UST and, going back to Europe, became adviser to Pope Leo XIII and triggered the Neo-Thomism movement.
(51) An equally hostile, but this time Catholic, observer has claimed that the triumph of Neo-Thomism "over its rivals in the 19th century was an unscrupulously brutal use of its authority by a clerical establishment." (52)
In the United States in the 20th century, a certain neo-Thomism played an important role, beginning in the Catholic Church but with its effects spilling out into other Christian denominations.
2) Neo-Thomism (Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, and Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)); (ch.
Although Gregory observes the neo-Thomism of Catholicism from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council with what seems to be ironic detachment, it is impossible for this reviewer to describe Gregory's perspective as other than "neo-Thomist." (The objections to the late medieval theologies of Scotus and Ockham are very much in the tradition of Etienne Gilson).