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The Shape of a Saint

Brian Davies

in The Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print February 1993 | ISBN: 9780198267539
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198267533.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Shape of a Saint

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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

Chapter.  8821 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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