Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis - Chapter 3, Question XIII , XIV, XV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Question XIII , XIV, XV Summary and Analysis

There are two major thinkers other than Aquinas who the author most frequently names. Damascene is named for Damascus, Syria which was his homeland. He was a public official, then quit and became a Christian monk in a Muslim world. He spent years living in Palestine and died in or near Jerusalem. This Syrian was later canonized as both a healer and a thinker. Dionysius was known as Dionysius the Argeopagite. He attempted to reconcile philosophy with theology. The First Article is: Whether a Name Can be Given to God? This is more complex than it first appears. Aquinas includes the role of language as part of the puzzle of God's name. He addresses the use of words and speech in relation to things first. He states that words do relate to actual...

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