St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274) was a wealthy Italian who, after attending the University of Naples for five years, became a Dominican friar at age nineteen. Later on, Aquinas became an extremely influential scholastic philosopher and theologian, who attempted to merge the teachings of Aristotle with the Catholic Church’s doctrine. Continue reading

Scholastic Philosophy

Scholastic philosophy, which taught the reconciliation of faith and reason, was yet another part of the rejuvenating twelve-century Renaissance. Scholasticism was taught at universities, where the students were taught to compare texts for a deeper understanding of them. The texts of Aristotle were also made more available through scholasticism. Continue reading