Definition of Thomism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊmɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
The theology of Thomas Aquinas or of his followers.
Example sentences
  • Finlay's prose, some of it gathered here, is often rewarding theologically in spite of its tendentious Thomism.
  • Does this mean Leo XIII was wrong, or that St. Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII were mistaken in their repeated affirmation that Thomism is the philosophy of the Church?
  • That Thomism was of immense importance in cultural history no one can doubt.



Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊmɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • I call myself a theological Thomist - one who accepts the basic goodness of humanity while recognizing that sin often tarnishes human endeavors.
  • There are Christians who call themselves Kierkegaardians, much as others call themselves Augustinians or Thomists or Barthians.
  • Bonaventure ended in an anti-Aristotelianism that came close to anti-intellectualism, and he was among those who urged ecclesiastical authorities to intervene and censure the Thomist positions.


Pronunciation: /təʊˈmɪstɪk/
Example sentences
  • Open theists, following process theists, insist on the difficulties the Thomistic solution poses for human freedom.
  • I have argued that the evidentialist objection to theistic belief is rooted in classical foundationalism; the same can be said for the Thomistic conception of faith and reason.
  • In later life he was sensitive to the resemblance between the Thomistic scholasticism in which he was trained and the Marxist scholasticism that he embraced as an adult.


Pronunciation: /təʊˈmɪstɪk(ə)l/

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