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The Thought of Thomas Aquinas$
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Brian Davies

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267539

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198267533.001.0001

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The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Brian Davies (Contributor Webpage)

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This first chapter gives an outline of Thomas Aquinas’ life and work. The different sections of the chapter cover his early years and his adoption of Aristotle's thinking at the University of Naples, where he also joined the Dominican Order of friars, his progression from student at Naples to teacher at the University of Paris, his life in Paris and return to Naples, and the last phase of his life. There is also a section on his character (philosopher or theologian, saint and thinker), and lastly, a discussion of the meaning of his writings today.

Keywords:   Thomas Aquinas, biographies, Catholic Church, Christianity, Dominican Order, philosophers, theologians

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