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Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas viewed reality as something between material experience and God; material experience is "potency," or the potential, while God is "act," or the existing. Man has existence...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012, 4:06 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas takes his cue from Augustine in regarding the state as a necessary evil. Given that human beings are innately sinful, they need secular authorities as well as the Church to protect them...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 11:37 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas was a medieval theologian, and many scholars consider him to be an important philosophical thinker. He recognized four main areas of law as they relate to theology: eternal law,...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019, 12:07 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

In Question 75 of the third part of Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas presents and explains the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and the transubstantiation of...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2021, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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Natural law is, in general terms, the idea that there is some sort of right and wrong that exists outside of human control and convention; a sort of "poetic justice" that transcends our power and...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2013, 11:56 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas, like Aristotle, regards virtue as a disposition. However, he differs from Aristotle in his emphasis on the possibility of correcting a faulty disposition by means of reason...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020, 4:17 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

If you’re adapting or appropriating Thomas Aquinas’s thoughts about just war, it could be difficult to argue that Henry V’s war with France meets Aquinas’s criteria. The one component that seems to...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2020, 4:37 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

In common with virtually all thinkers of the time, Thomas Aquinas was keen to ensure the general stability of society. Whether it was sudden eruptions of violent disorder from the populace or the...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2021, 8:50 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Examine the following quotes:"In order for a war to be just,three things are necessary.First, the authority of the sovereign....Secondly, a just cause....Thirdly ... a rightful intention."--Thomas...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2013, 6:35 pm (UTC)

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Aquinas's Proofs 1 - FIRST MOVER: Some things are in motion, anything moved is moved by another, and there can't be an infinite series of movers. So there must be a first mover (a mover that isn't...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2010, 12:10 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225? - 1274) is considered one of the Fathers or Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church. He was born near the great abbey of Monte Cassino where he completed elementary...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2012, 9:42 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Basically, what Aquinas means by this statement is that God is perfect in every conceivable way. He is perfectly just, merciful, loving, powerful, and wise. There is nothing about him which is in...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019, 7:37 am (UTC)

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St. Thomas Aquinas is solidly in favor of the idea that life ought to be organized and predictable, and that this is achievable only through the institution of a state which holds a monopoly on...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019, 3:01 am (UTC)

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Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas essentially argues that law is necessary to promote the importance of virtue. Therefore, virtue and law are both necessary components of a complete ethic. For example, by defining what is...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2020, 8:56 pm (UTC)

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