Thomas Aquinas

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Thomas Aquinas AKA Saint Thomas Aquinas AKA St. Thomas of Aquin or Aquino AKA Doctor Angelicus, ([the] Angelic Doctor), Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis, called himself the "Dumb Ox"

Italy 1225 – 1274


Comments: Aristotelianism; Neoplatonism; destroyed his Teacher's ANDROID mechanical oracle, formed of 7 metals cast on the appropriate days and times, which answered all questions Albertus asked, because Thomas was afraid it might be partially "diabolical"; tried brilliantly to reconcile the Greek thought with Christian faith;


Teachers: influenced by Maimonides; Johannes von Wildeshausen; Albertus Magnus ;Avicenna aka Ibn Sina (980–1037); Solomon ibn Gabirol aka Avicebron; Averroes; Aristotle; Peter the Lombard; Peter Abelard;


Students:Erasmus; all Christians; influenced Dante Alighieri; Cardinal Caietano; Marsilio Ficino; Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; Godfrey of Fontaines aka Godefridus de Fontibus aka Doctor Venerandus., @ 1250 - 1309; Pietro d'Abano; Johannes of Glogovia aka John of Głogów aka Jan z Głogowa aka Jan Głogowczyk aka Johann von Schelling von Glogau, commentaries to Ptolemy's Cosmography, 1445 –1507; Zerah Ben Nathan, @ 1578; Yehudah Messer Leon;


Organizations: Catholic Church; Dominican; Priest ; Cathedral school at Notre Dame, Paris;

Author: Summa Theologica ; Summa Contra Gentiles; Questiones disputatae de veritate (Disputed Questions on Truth); Quaestiones quodlibetales (Quodlibetal Questions); Expositio super librum Boethii De trinitate (Commentary on Boethius's De trinitate); Expositio super librum Boethii De hebdomadibus (Commentary on Boethius's De hebdomadibus); Catena Aurea (The Golden Chain; On the Soul; Nicomachean Ethics; Metaphysics; De Generibus Scientiarum aka On the Categories of the Science;



Resources:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas; http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/index2.htm ; or listen at http://librivox.org/author/1199 ; Great Minds of the Medieval World lectures by Prof. Dorsey Armstrong ; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i10194.pdf ;