Definition of Thomism in US English:



  • The theology of Thomas Aquinas or of his followers.

    • ‘Humanistic values, Thomism, Augustinianism, paganism, mysticism and the new science exist side by side with one another.’
    • ‘The Leonine revival of Thomism stressed the primacy of divine over natural law and gave the clerical reconquest of Christian civilization a philosophical rationale.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Finlay's prose, some of it gathered here, is often rewarding theologically in spite of its tendentious Thomism.’
    • ‘That Thomism was of immense importance in cultural history no one can doubt.’