Romanus Cessario's A Short History of Thomism PDF

By Romanus Cessario

ISBN-10: 081321386X

ISBN-13: 9780813213866

Because the first fans of Saint Thomas Aquinas took up the duty of explaining and protecting his writings, Thomists have encouraged deeply the Western highbrow culture. jointly they shape a faculty referred to as Thomism which can declare an uninterrupted heritage because the finish of the 13th century. utilizing rigorously chosen assets, Romanus Cessario has composed a quick account of the historical past of the Thomist culture because it manifests itself throughout the greater than seven-hundred years that experience elapsed because the dying of Saint Thomas. a brief historical past of Thomism, initially released in French as Le Thomisme et les Thomistes, provides a necessity that has no longer been met in over a century, and is the 1st such entire account written in English. the writer, who has labored within the box for greater than thirty-five years, brings to his examine an appreciation for where that Saint Thomas Aquinas holds as a perennial instructor of Christian theology, and for the effect that the typical medical professional has exercised on all stripes of theology and philosophy. The ebook indicates appropriate standards for together with and except authors from of Thomists, and proceeds to spot the valuable sessions in which Thomism fared either good and not more good. attract broader old contexts is helping the reader find Thomism in the stream of highbrow historical past because it unfolds within the West. consultant figures within the background of Thomism are named and their literary compositions defined on the way to exhibit the range of how that those authors have carried at the culture. To permit the reader to profit the positions which are more often than not pointed out with the Thomist tuition, the ebook comprises an exposition of its significant theological and philosophical issues.

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Höfer and Karl Rahner (Freiburg: Verlag Herder, ), cols. –. . C. , vol.  (Roma: G. C. Sansoni, ), cols. –. ” This expression probably amounts to little more than a courteous description of eclectic Thomism. 40 Gilby dates the first period of Thomism from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, and so includes in a single category the early Thomists, who wrote during the first fifty years after Aquinas’s death, as well as the Northern Italian commentators of the early sixteenthcentury renaissance, such as Cardinal Cajetan and Francis Silvestri (or Ferrariensis).

A. G. Sertillanges, Les grandes thèses de la philosophie thomiste (Paris: Bloud & Gay, ). ” Leonard E. 27 The title therefore should not be read with reference to later twentieth-century debates about the nature of Christian philosophy. Instead, the reference to “Christian Philosophy” signals the generally held view that Neo-Thomism was promoted by the Church in response to the widespread use of Cartesian manuals of philosophy that had come to dominate Catholic education, especially seminary training, which use, moreover, was believed to occasion considerable harm to the integrity of the Catholic faith.

The Catholic University of America Press, ).  Chapter One Second, consider the place of Thomism within the larger setting of Western European history. Since it was not until , when Spanish Dominicans established a university in Manila, that Thomism spread to the New World, we need chiefly to consider the varied fortunes of European intellectual life from  until the present. Although advances in fields related to the sacred sciences, such as the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, may have affected practicing Thomists less than might have been desired, it remains a safe generalization to say that those times during the past seven centuries when little of note transpired among Thomists were also periods when the practice of theology in general experienced a significant decline.

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