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[uh-kwahy-nuh s] /əˈkwaɪ nəs/
Saint Thomas ("the Angelic Doctor") 1225?–74, Italian scholastic philosopher: a major theologian of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Aquinist, noun Unabridged
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  • His knowledge of the writings of the angelic doctor was so great that he was called Thomas redivivus.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • In another place, however, the angelic doctor declares that almsgiving is an act of charity.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • The angelic doctor means here living faith, or fides formata.

  • St. Aquinas, the "angelic doctor," argued that heretics might justly be killed.

    The Last Reformation F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
  • The grateful Church canonized him, his treatise being the miracles he had performed, and named him the angelic doctor.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick
  • More potently than Abaelard did the angelic doctor employ dialectic in his finished scheme.

  • These positions of the angelic doctor were sharply opposed in his lifetime and afterwards.

British Dictionary definitions for angelic doctor

Angelic Doctor

an epithet of Saint Thomas Aquinas


Saint Thomas. 1225–74, Italian theologian, scholastic philosopher, and Dominican friar, whose works include Summa contra Gentiles (1259–64) and Summa Theologiae (1267–73), the first attempt at a comprehensive theological system. Feast day: Jan 28 See also Thomism
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