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Duns Scotus, John

Line breaks: John Duns Sco¦tus
Pronunciation: /dʌnz ˈskəʊtəs
 
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Definition of Duns Scotus, John in English:

( Circa 1265–1308), Scottish theologian and scholar. A profoundly influential figure in the Middle Ages, he was the first major theologian to defend the theory of the Immaculate Conception, and opposed St Thomas Aquinas in arguing that faith was a matter of will rather than something dependent on logical proofs.

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