Although Thomas Aquinas’s influence over philosophy endures to this day, the medieval genius did not consider himself a philosopher, but a Scripture scholar. The Aquinas Institute’s Latin-English editions of Aquinas’s commentaries make many of these commentaries available in English for the first time.The bilingual format makes the work of this intellectual giant accessible to a broader audience than ever before in history. Aquinas’s commentaries are a great resource for pastors, seminarians, or anyone who seeks a deeper intellectual reflection on Scripture.
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Thomas Aquinas entered the Benedictine abbey of Montecassino at the age of five to begin his studies. He was transferred to the University of Naples at age 16, where he became acquainted with the revival of Aristotle and the Order of the Dominicans. Aquinas went on to study in Cologne in 1244 and Paris in 1245. He then returned to Cologne in 1248, where he became a lecturer.
Aquinas’ career as a theologian took him all over Europe. In addition to regularly lecturing and teaching in cities throughout Europe, Aquinas participated regularly in public life and advised both kings and popes. Thomas Aquinas also profoundly influenced the history of Protestantism. He wrote prolifically on the relationship between faith and reason, as well as the theological and philosophical issues which defined the Reformation.