Saint Thomas Aquinas

Biography Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Italian theologian

Died on 07 mar 1274
Origin country Italy
Quotes by Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas OP (1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, Philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He is an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.

The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology and the father of Thomism; of which he argued that reason is found in God. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.

Unlike many currents in the Church of the time, Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle—whom he called "the Philosopher"—and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity.
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Quotes Saint Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas about friendship, earth, nothing

How can we live in harmony? First we need to know we are...

Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas about god, harmony, need, love

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the...

Quote by Saint Thomas Aquinas about faith