Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Thomism: Philosophical views inspired by Thomas Aquinas, who synthesized Christian thought with Aristotelian philosophy. Thomism is strongest among Roman Catholic thinkers and is characterized by a confidence in natural theology, though it also includes a strong affirmation that some Christian truths can only be believed on the basis of faith in a special revelation. In general the Thomistic tradition believes that “grace presupposes nature and perfects it.”1
1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 115.