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“…has been hailed by common consent in the modern world as the prince of scholastics, not only as doctor angelicus, but also , as he was acclaimed soon after his death, the doctor communis.  To Thomists of pure blood, as to many others besides, he appears as the authentic voice of reason, interpreting and defending tradition, as the greatest medieval representative of the philosophia perennis, the way of thinking that is ever ancient and ever new.”  David Knowles.  The Evolution of Medieval Thought


Count of Aquino and Countess of Teano

Peter of Ireland

John of St. Julian

Rinaldo, Emperor Frederick II



From “ox” to “corpulent”

“We gird thee with two girdles of perpetual virginity”

studium generale

Pope Innocent IV

“Dumb Ox”

Summa theologica

Town v. Gown

William of St. Amour

Pope Alexander IV

Saint Bonaventure

Agnani, Rome, Bologna, Orvieto, Viterbo, Perugia, Naples

Peter Schöffer of Mainz, 1467

Pange Lingua, Tantum Ergo, O Salutaris Hostia

Summa:  19 councils, 41 popes, 52 Fathers both east and west, 46 philosophers and poets, scriptures

Queestiones Disputatae

“sic et non”

De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas

Summa de veritate catholicae fidei contra gentiles

Vatican I:  Dei Filiius

Opusculum contra errores Graecorum

“All that I have written seems like straw to me.”