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    church would often use Aquinas to defend the church in scholarly settings, and used his writings to teach incoming priests. During his time of writing one of his most famous works, Summa Theologica, the seventh crusade was coming to an end. This was also at a time where the Papacy was struggling to spread their claim farther and farther away from rome. Often attempting to accomplishing this through conquests on the basis that it was justified warfare. Thomas Aquinas’ just war ideology has allowed Christianity to expand because it allowed for justified warfare, papal abuse of this justifiable warfare, and an expansion of Papal land and power.…

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    given should serve God. “Head” believed that man’s intellect, superior to all other beings, was clearly meant to learn and serve God, while “Heart” believed that man’s devout faith to God was the gift that should serve God. Although the debate eventually cooled down, it is quite clear that knowledge was not compatible with religion in the Middle Ages; Christians believed that all scientists were non-believers. “The ignorant was closer to the truth,” to Healing this divide was nearly…

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    uniqueness. Natural law believes that morality has a place in law; while conversely the legal positivist perspective will argue that empirical evidence and practices should be the only method used when conducting legal practices. Legal realism is the focus and study of how courts ‘actually’ work in everyday life. The final theory of law, the sociological perspective in which law is analyzed by ascribing social norms and changes exhibited in society. Each theory has supporters and each can be…

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    When considering morality from a religious standpoint, a conclusion is often drawn, particularly in monotheistic religions, that goodness is an absolute concept, dictated by a set of God-given rules. It is logical to assume that God, as an omniscient, transcendent and ultimately perfect being, would be the source of moral command. Often, divine moral command is delivered to believers through scripture; however, it is argued that the moral teachings arising from such scripture cannot be absolute…

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    Thomas Aquinas has influenced the teachings of the Catholic church forever. His book based on Aristotle's philosophy, Summa Theologica, first began to influence the Dominicans, followed by the Jesuits, and soon the entire Catholic church followed his theology/philosophy. During Vatican II, it was said that his works were to no longer be used in the Catholic church. This did not last however, when John Paul II brought back his teachings to the church. For the last 500 years, the Catholic church…

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    AP European History May 14, 2011 St. Thomas Aquinas: The Summa Theologica St. Thomas Aquinas’s “The Summa Theologica” is a document meant to summarize the difference between divine laws and human laws. This document explains whether these two types of laws are just or unjust. Aquinas demonstrates how laws are the reason for the common good which is made by those who care for their community, and how all the laws come from divine reasons which according to the document are understood by…

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    perceived him as “slow”, so his classmates called him a “dumb ox” (Sister Mary Kathleen). After St. Thomas Aquinas finished his education, he started to work on theology and teaching about the word and the Christian religion St. Thomas Aquinas clarified that philosophy and theology both come from God. St. Thomas Aquinas also taught about the five ways of proving that God is existent. St. Thomas Aquinas addressed and answered many questions and problems people regarding faith and philosophy…

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    Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic priest and a philosopher, became the catalyst for a new era of medieval philosophical thinking. Aquinas’ philosophical theories revitalized the link between philosophy and theology in Western Christian Europe at a time when Europe looked likely to follow the footsteps of the Muslim world by spurning their own innovative thinker just like the Muslims had done with Averroes. However, Aquinas’ works including the most famous one, Summa Theologica, were widely acclaimed…

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    and Dante’s Common Ideals While St. Thomas Aquinas established himself as the New Aristotle of the 13th century, Dante Alighieri established himself the new Virgil. The two men made an immense impact in their respective fields (poetry and philosophy). Yet surprisingly, the two share common ideals. In each of their respective literary and philosophical views, they establish the importance of the relationship between nature and grace. In Dante’s Inferno the unique relationship of grace…

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    should people follow the law, what kinds of law people should follow and so on. These questions are very difficult to answer but Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas answered the above well-asked question with the explanation of his philosophy. Summary of Aquinas’ Ideas Thomas Aquinas defines law as “a certain rule and measure of acts whereby man is induced to act or is restrained from acting”. He stressed that there are correlation…

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