Definition of Duns Scotus, John in US English:

Duns Scotus, John

proper noun

  • (c.1265–1308), Scottish theologian and scholar. He was the first major theologian to defend the theory of the immaculate conception and to oppose St. Thomas Aquinas by arguing that faith is a matter of will rather than something dependent on logical proofs.


Duns Scotus, John

/dənz ˈskōtəs/