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Over the centuries, the Catholic Church regularly and consistently reaffirmed the central importance of Thomas's work for understanding its teachings concerning Christian revelation.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of Scholasticism. Within this world he was also known as The "Dumb Ox" "Angelic Doctor", Doctor Communis, and Doctor Universalis. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived by developing or refuting his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.  One of the 35 Doctors of the Church, he is considered the Church's greatest theologian and philosopher. He has been honored with the special praises of the Pontiffs, and is the patron of Catholic schools."

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Thomistic Studies materials are located in both OSF and Ireland Libraries. The two main class numbers used for Aquinas at St. Thomas libraries are:  B765 and BX1749.

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Thomas Aquinas Subject Headings - search these in the library's online Catalog you see above.

To search by "Subject Headings" in the library's online Catalog, type the following:

Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 and click "Search".  You will see the list of additional subject headings, which you can use to further narrow down your subject.

Some of the examples of subject headings include:

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa theologica.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Summa contra gentiles.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Theology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Philosophy 

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Metaphysics.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Anthropology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Criticism and interpretation.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Contributions in Christology.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. De ente et essentia.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. Ethics.  

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Knowledge, Theory of.

•    Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274--Contributions in Christian ethics.

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Subject Guide

Curt LeMay
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Credits

With their permission, we have based this guide on one done by Dustin Booher, Kevin Gunn, Taras Zvir from the Catholic University of America. We also thank Dr. Stephen Hipp of The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity for recommending many of the works included in this guide, and Mr. Joe Floeder for his background research assistance that made this guide possible.